Man Utd v Blackburn preview

Team news for Saturday's Premier League clash between Manchester United and Blackburn at Old Trafford.

Last Updated: 26/11/10 at 19:27

Pedersen: Faces fitness test

Pedersen: Faces fitness test

Manchester United are likely to revert to their first-choice defensive partnership of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand despite Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling keeping a clean sheet at Rangers in midweek.

Patrice Evra will also play but Darren Fletcher (ankle) is definitely out and Paul Scholes (groin) is doubtful.

Several Blackburn players will undergo fitness tests ahead of the game.

Morten Gamst Pedersen came off during the 2-0 victory over Aston Villa last weekend and Brett Emerton missed the game, with hamstring injuries the reason in both cases.

They will have their conditions assessed, along with Steven Nzonzi and Benjani Mwaruwari, whose own hamstring problems have kept them sidelined in recent weeks.

Gael Givet, who was substituted at half-time against Villa due to illness,

should be able to take part, while Mame Biram Diouf is ineligible to play

against his parent club.

Manchester United (from): Van der Sar, Amos, Rafael, O'Shea, Brown, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evans, Smalling, Evra, Fabio, Nani, Park, Carrick, Scholes, Anderson, Obertan, Giggs, Rooney, Berbatov, Hernandez, Macheda, Bebe.

Blackburn (from): Robinson, Nelsen, Samba, Salgado, Jones, Givet, Pedersen, Dunn, Emerton, EH Diouf, Kalinic, Roberts, Chimbonda, Hoilett, Linganzi, Goulon, Bunn, Hanley.

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Premier League Fixtures

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
19:45
Everton v C Palace
Man City v Sunderland
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham  
15:00
A Villa v Southampton  
Cardiff v Stoke City  
Newcastle v Swansea  
West Ham v C Palace  
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland  
Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool  
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 32 54 70
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 33 22 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 West Ham 34 -9 37
12 C Palace 33 -15 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 32 -25 25

Updated Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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