• City's captain allegedly abused while giving interview
• Manchester police made aware of footage on Sky TV
Greater Manchester police will examine CCTV and television footage of Vincent Kompany being interviewed following Manchester City's derby win over Manchester United on Monday evening at Old Trafford following claims on social media the captain was racially abused.
A statement from the force said: "Greater Manchester police has not received a complaint about racist abuse directed towards any players. However we have now been made aware of this footage by the Manchester Evening News. The force will work with both clubs and review any footage to investigate the incident. Racist abuse will not be tolerated by Greater Manchester police and we will thoroughly investigate this matter."
Along with James Milner, who was the man of the match in the 2-1 victory, Kompany spoke with Sky Sports for around two minutes to discuss the victory, during which there were allegations he was racially abused.
But having listened to a clean feed of the interview City are satisfied there is no evidence. They have also taken into account that the interview area in the tunnel at the ground is completely blocked off with no access or any sight-lines for fans standing outside. It is understood that while police have sent their statement to United they have yet to speak with the club about the matter.
David Silva, who felt his hamstring tighten during the win, will find out on Wednesday if he will recover for Sunday's FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea at Wembley. He said: "I have to have tests done. We will see the results of the tests and we will see whether I can be ready to play on Sunday or not. I felt it at the end and I still feeling it now.
"Hopefully I will be able to recover for Sunday. It would be a big blow for me. It is a game every player wants to play. Let's see what happens but if I can't there are always team-mates that can play."
City reduced the deficit to United to 12 points and while there are only seven games remaining, Milner hopes that the derby win can at least cause Sir Alex Ferguson's men to stumble. "It's never over until it's over," the midfielder said. "People can say that it is, but in the dressing room we still think it's mathematically possible so we'll take it game by game and try to win our remaining games.
"We know it's very unlikely. United have plenty of experience at closing out titles and they probably haven't had too many gaps as big as this before. They'll still be confident but we've done all we can do – and hopefully we've put a bit of doubt in there. It could be a bit of a stumble and if this rocks them then great.
"Whether it's over or not, our objective doesn't change and that's to win every game between now and the end of the season. If we do that then we'll win an FA Cup at least."
Last season United lost the title when leading by nine points with only six games left. Might that play on this minds now? "Maybe, who knows," said Milner. "I'm sure they were hurt by what happened last year, as great as it was for us. It was equally as bad for them. That's probably driving them on to make sure it doesn't happen again. But we've done what we can and we'll see what happens."