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Team news for Wednesday night's Champions League Group C clash between Valencia and Manchester United at the Mestalla.

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Ferdinand: Set to pair up with Vidic in defence

Ferdinand: Set to pair up with Vidic in defence

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Rio Ferdinand is set to partner Nemanja Vidic in central defence for the first time this season as United look to get their European campaign back on track in Spain.

Ferdinand's two appearances since recovering from the knee injury that wrecked his World Cup have both been when Vidic has been rested.

But after watching his side concede nine goals in their past five Premier League games, Sir Alex Ferguson could not have chosen a better time to get his first-choice pairing back together. Wayne Rooney (ankle) and Ryan Giggs (hamstring) are injured and Paul Scholes is rested.

United (from): Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Amos, Rafael, O'Shea, Brown, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evans, Smalling, Evra, Nani, Fletcher, Anderson, Carrick, Gibson, Park, Bebe, Berbatov, Owen, Hernandez, Macheda.

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Champions League Fixtures

Tuesday, 17 February 2015
19:45
PSG v Chelsea  
Shak Donetsk v Bay Munich  
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Basel v FC Porto  
Schalke v R Madrid  
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Juventus v B Dortmund  
Man City v Barcelona  
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Arsenal v Monaco  
Leverkusen v A Madrid  
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
FC Porto v Basel  
R Madrid v Schalke  

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Transfer news: Villarreal announce Paulista is joining Arsenal with Joel Campbell moving on loan to Spain

Villarreal have confirmed Gabriel Paulista is close to joining Arsenal, with forward Joel Campbell going the other way.

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