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Team news ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford (kick-off 1.30pm).

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Rio Ferdinand was excused the Champions League trip to Romania in midweek but is available for the derby and could partner skipper Nemanja Vidic for the first time since the opening day of the season.

Rafael (shoulder) is still sidelined, but Tom Cleverley (foot) is due to return to training on Monday.

Manchester City have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game and welcome back Mario Balotelli, who was suspended for the midweek Champions League clash with Villarreal.

Owen Hargreaves, who made his league debut for City last week, will be assessed in a practice match before the game against his former club.

Carlos Tevez is highly unlikely to be involved.

Manchester United (from): De Gea, Lindegaard, Amos, Smalling, Fabio, Evans, Ferdinand, Vidic, Jones, Evra, Valencia, Nani, Anderson, Carrick, Fletcher, Giggs, Park, Young, Berbatov, Diouf, Hernandez, Owen, Rooney, Welbeck.

Manchester City (from): Hart, Kompany, Richards, Kolarov, Lescott, Savic, Clichy, Zabaleta, K Toure, Nasri, Hargreaves, Johnson, Y Toure, De Jong, Milner, Barry, Silva, Balotelli, Dzeko, Aguero, Pantilimon.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 30 August 2014
12:45
Burnley v Man Utd  
15:00
Man City v Stoke  
Newcastle v C Palace  
QPR v Sunderland  
Swansea v West Brom
West Ham v Southampton
17:30
Everton v Chelsea  
Sunday, 31 August 2014
13:30
A Villa v Hull City  
Tottenham v Liverpool  
16:00
Leicester v Arsenal  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Wed, 27 Aug 2014

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