Aguero returns a Manchester derby enhance for Metropolis – Silva
Bernardo Silva believes Sergio Aguero's return will give Manchester City the boost they need to claim boastful rights in this weekend's derby.
Aguero played 25 minutes as a substitute in the second half and scored the second goal in Wednesday's 3-0 win over Marseille in the Champions League.
City boss Pep Guardiola said Aguero will not face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday, but Silva was delighted to see the club's all-time high scorer back in the game. Complications in his recovery from meniscus surgery had limited the 32-year-old to five appearances this season.
"Everyone knows he's important," said the Portuguese midfielder in quotes posted on the City website.
“He's one of the best players the club has ever had and a great goalscorer.
"He's a great guy and personality on the team too and it's great to have him back."
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Silva is confident that beating Marseille, which completed an undefeated Group C campaign to secure the top spot, will lay the foundation for a positive result against their bitter rivals.
"If you win, it's always easy to get to the next game. It's easier to keep winning," he said.
"We want to keep the momentum in a tough game against United on Saturday and we want to keep winning."
City go into the derby one point behind United and six points ahead of the Premier League summit.