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Rafael joins Wayne Rooney on the Manchester United sidelines after suffering bruising to his knee in Wednesday's Champions League victory over Chelsea.

Rooney begins a two-match suspension.

John O'Shea (hamstring) is available again, however, as is Wes Brown, who suffered what Sir Alex Ferguson described as "a knock" against Bolton last month.

Damien Duff (Achilles) is a doubt for Fulham but Aaron Hughes is expected to be involved after showing no ill-effects from a heavy blow to the head against Blackpool last weekend.

Bobby Zamora has recovered from a bout of illness and is expected to figure after netting twice against Blackpool last weekend.

Manchester United (from): Van der Sar, Kuszczak, O'Shea, Brown, Ferdinand, Vidic, Smalling, Fabio, Evra, Valencia, Obertan, Park, Gibson, Anderson, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs, Nani, Berbatov, Hernandez, Owen.

Fulham (from): Schwarzer, Baird, Hangeland, Hughes, Salcido, Etuhu, Duff, Davies, Murphy, Sidwell, Dempsey, Dembele, Zamora, Johnson, Stockdale, Kelly, Gudjohnsen, Kakuta.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:45
West Ham v Man City  
15:00
Liverpool v Hull City
So'ton v Stoke
S'land v Arsenal
W Brom v C Palace  
17:30
Swansea v Leicester  
Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:30
Burnley v Everton  
Tottenham v Newcastle  
16:00
Man Utd v Chelsea  
Monday, 27 October 2014
20:00
QPR v A Villa  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 8 15 22
2 Man City 8 10 17
3 So'ton 8 14 16
4 West Ham 8 4 13
5 Liverpool 8 1 13
6 Man Utd 8 3 12
7 Arsenal 8 2 11
8 Swansea 8 1 11
9 Tottenham 8 -1 11
10 Stoke 8 -1 11
11 Hull City 8 0 10
12 A Villa 8 -8 10
13 Everton 8 0 9
14 W Brom 8 -1 9
15 Leicester 8 -2 9
16 C Palace 8 -3 8
17 S'land 8 -7 8
18 Newcastle 8 -6 7
19 Burnley 8 -9 4
20 QPR 8 -12 4

Updated Thu, 23 Oct 2014

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