Rafael back for United

24 January 2011 09:00
Rafael is available again after suspension as Manchester United bid to open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League by beating Blackpool at Bloomfield Road. The Brazilian full-back sat out Saturday's 5-0 win over Birmingham, so now Sir Alex Ferguson must decide whether to offer him an instant recall or stick with John O'Shea, who played a key role in United's opener at Old Trafford. Rio Ferdinand (groin) and Michael Carrick (ankle) are both doubts, but Ryan Giggs has already been promised a place for the Red Devils' first top-flight meeting with the Seasiders since 1971.

Source: PA