Kevin De Bruyne will not be involved against Burnley on Sunday, but Manchester City could yet have Fernandinho available.
Manchester City sit above Liverpool with three games to go and Fernandinho puts that down to the fighting spirit shown by his team-mates.
Paul Pogba has been named in the PFA's Premier League Team of the Year alongside five players each from Manchester City and Liverpool.
Fernandinho is set to have a scan on the knee injury he suffered in Manchester City's derby win over United.
Bernardo Silva is back on the bench for Manchester City, but Pep Guardiola is without Fernandinho for their trip to Crystal Palace.
Sergio Aguero missed from the penalty spot against Tottenham on Tuesday, but Fernandinho has faith in Manchester City's all-time top scorer.
Influential duo Fernandinho and Aymeric Laporte will not be able to assist Manchester City's Premier League title bid until next month.
Injuries to Fernandinho and Aymeric Laporte marred Manchester City's Wembley win over Chelsea for manager Pep Guardiola.
Fernandinho remains key to Manchester City's title hopes but Pep Guardiola is set to lose him to international duty with Brazil once more.
Manchester City moved to within two points of Premier League leaders Liverpool with a 3-1 win over Arsenal.