Benjamin Mendy who arrived Etihad last summer, ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in the game against Crystal Palace in September.
The 23-year-old recovered from long-term injury and makes his return against Manchester United. He played the first 45 minutes for City EDS side in a 1-1 draw.
“It’s a good feeling to touch the ball in a real game. Against United is a good game for my first game back after my injury.
“We are football players so we know we can have a lot of injuries. I’ve had one before (a long injury), but now it’s OK.
“I was out for a long time, so it was difficult, but with my family and friends, with a team like this, everything was OK. For my first game, my body felt good and my knee. I played and I enjoyed it.”