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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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Balotelli: Returns after suspension

Balotelli: Returns after suspension

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, 26 April 2014
12:45
Southampton v Everton  
15:00
Fulham v Hull City  
Stoke City v Tottenham  
Swansea v A Villa  
West Brom v West Ham  
17:30
Man Utd v Norwich  
Sunday, 27 April 2014
12:00
Sunderland v Cardiff  
14:05
Liverpool v Chelsea  
16:10
C Palace v Man City  
Monday, 28 April 2014
20:00
Arsenal v Newcastle  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 35 52 80
2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 34 56 74
4 Arsenal 35 21 70
5 Everton 35 23 69
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 34 16 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 34 -9 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 34 -13 33
17 Norwich 35 -28 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Wed, 23 Apr 2014

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