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Preview: Man Utd vs Man City


Preview: Man Utd vs Man City

On the week of the 50th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster, Man City travel to Old Trafford to take on 2nd place Man Utd desperate to return to the top of the league. Earlier in the season Man City and Sven-Goran Eriksson got one over United, and will be keen to prevent a 13th home win in a row for United.

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Injuries and Suspensions

Wayne Rooney and Patrice Evra suspended, whilst Louis Saha is likely to miss out through injury. Carlos Tevez will step to the plate up front for United. Elano and defender Vedran Corluka are suspended but Micah Richards returns. Benjani could make his debut for City.

Squads

Man Utd (from): Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Brown, O'Shea, Simpson, Ferdinand, Vidic, Fletcher, Nani, Park, Scholes, Ronaldo, Anderson, Carrick, Hargreaves, Giggs, Tevez, Welbeck.

Man City (from): Hart, Jihai, Onuoha, Dunne, Richards, Ball, Hamann, Fernandes, Petrov, Vassell, Mpenza, Ireland, Sturridge, Benjani, Geovanni, Schmeichel, Garrido, Caicedo, Etuhu.

Fergie: in memory of Munich

"I hope we win the game and put in a very good performance, and I think it goes hand in hand with the memory of the Munich disaster.

"I hope it is a motivation for the players, absolutely. It is a responsibility for them to do well on Sunday. It's a big day for the club.

"We have an excellent home record against City but one thing you have to remember is in a derby anything can happen."

Eyefootball Premiership Predictor

Man Utd 1-1 Man City

Man Utd will miss Rooney and Evra a great deal and City's new boy Benjani is a great signing for them. Today's match will be an emotional one and City will be keen to earn some points over their old rivals.

Goalscorer: Carlos Tevez