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United v City - Team News

08 April 2013 01:11
United v City - Team News

Wayne Rooney is set to return for Manchester United in their derby clash with Manchester City at Old Trafford this evening.  Rooney returned from international duty with a groin strain that has kept him out of games against Sunderland and Chelsea but after returning to training on Thursday, should be involved against Roberto Mancini's men.

Rafael (groin) is also fit, while Nemanja Vidic (back) and Jonny Evans (hamstring) are 50-50.

Right-backs Micah Richards and Maicon (both knee) are the only Manchester City players definitely ruled out of the game.

The pair could return in the coming weeks while midfielder Jack Rodwell (hamstring) could be close to making his comeback.

Playmakers David Silva and Samir Nasri are both fully fit after suffering minor knocks in last week's defeat of Newcastle and defender Matija Nastasic (foot) returns.

Manchester United (from): De Gea, Lindegaard, Rafael, Smalling, Jones, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Buttner, Nani, Valencia, Powell, Carrick, Anderson, Cleverley, Giggs, Young, Kagawa, Van Persie, Rooney, Hernandez, Welbeck.

Manchester City (from): Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Nastasic, K Toure, Kolarov, Clichy, Milner, Nasri, Sinclair, Y Toure, Barry, Garcia, Rodwell, Silva, Tevez, Aguero, Dzeko.

 

Source: Manchester City MAD

Source: FOOTYMAD