Rooney returns for derby

Manchester United in their derby clash with Manchester City at Old Trafford on Monday.

Rooney returned from international duty with a groin strain that has kept him out of games against Sunderland and Chelsea but after returning to training on Thursday, should be involved against Roberto Mancini’s men.

Rafael (groin) is also fit, while Nemanja Vidic (back) and Jonny Evans (hamstring) are 50-50.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Rafael, Smalling, Jones, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Buttner, Nani, Valencia, Powell, Carrick, Anderson, Cleverley, Giggs, Young, Kagawa, Van Persie, Rooney, Hernandez, Welbeck.


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