Man City’s Vincent Kompany fit for derby, insists Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists captain Vincent Kompany will be fit for Sunday's derby against Manchester United

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Manuel Pellegrini took over from Roberto Mancini at City Photo: Universidad Católica de Chile

Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will be fit to face Manchester United in Sunday’s derby.

The Belgium international made his return from a groin injury to help the Citizens keep a clean sheet in a 3-0 win at Viktoria Plzen in the club’s opening Champions League group-stage fixture.

Bosnian Edin Dzeko gave the Citizens a 48th-minute lead before Yaya Toure’s wonder strike and Sergio Aguero’s second goal of the season sealed a rare opening win for the Eastlands outfit.

Pellegrini expressed his delight at securing three points, whilst giving an update on Kompany’s fitness.

“Winning away is very important – this may be very important for us to qualify,” Pellegrini told City’s website.

“It’s also important to get another clean sheet. In five games we have four clean sheets and it’s important to score three goals. Plzen are a good team so it wasn’t easy.

“It was good to have Vincent Kompany back because he worked very hard this last few days and I had some doubts during the last ten minutes.

“I thought about taking him off to rest his legs, but I saw he was playing without a problem, so he will be fine for Sunday.”

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