Racism-row tension averted as pair benched

John Terry and Rio Ferdinand have both been named on the bench for Chelsea and Manchester United respectively for the Premier League clash at Old Trafford.

Racism-row tension averted as pair benched

John Terry and Rio Ferdinand have both been named on the bench for Chelsea and Manchester United respectively for today's Premier League clash at Old Trafford.

The one-time England team-mates fell out over Terry’s attack on Ferdinand’s brother Anton, with both now reported to be ready to play for their country again.

Ferdinand is joined amongst the Red Devils’ substitutes by Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes, who has been missing since January with a knee injury.

Anders Lindegaard starts his first league game since that seven-goal epic at Reading in December, whilst Frank Lampard leads a Chelsea side containing Demba Ba, Ashley Cole, Oscar and Juan Mata as Eden Hazard has been ruled out with a tight calf.

Man Utd: Lindegaard, Da Silva, Evans, Vidic, Evra, Jones, Anderson, Cleverley, Valencia, van Persie, Giggs.

Subs: De Gea, Ferdinand, Rooney, Hernandez, Scholes, Kagawa, Buttner.

Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Oscar, Mata, Moses, Ba.

Subs: Turnbull, Torres, Ferreira, Cahill, Terry, Benayoun, Ake. Referee:

Howard Webb (S Yorkshire).

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