Manchester United have a chance to move into the top four for the first time in what feels like months tomorrow. Alright, the chances are that if we do indeed win, we’ll only be in the Champions League places for a couple of hours at the very most – but it shows how far we’ve come recently.
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The derby is fast approaching, as Manchester United and Manchester City prepare to lock horns once again. This is the first time that Jose Mourinho will be taking his Red Devils to The Etihad, and we go there in some pretty decent form.
Manchester United simply cannot afford to lose this evening, because if they do, they’ll be out of the Europa League with one game to spare – that’s because Fenerbahce won yet again in the early match. Ahead of our game, we’ve been handed some early team news that is sure to make us happy.
Manchester United have made some big-money signings during this transfer window, with Jose Mourinho luring in players like Paul Pogba on a world record deal. However, one man who remains at the club despite anger from plenty of the fanbase is Wayne Rooney.
Sir Alex Fergusons final signing, Wilfred Zaha has returned to former club Crystal Palace on a season long loan after failing to impress either David Moyes or new manager Louis van Gaal.
David Moyes has selected his first competitive line up for today’s Community Shield game against Wigan.
Rafael, Vidic, Jones, Evra;
Giggs, Carrick, Cleverley;
Zaha, van Persie, Welbeck.
Manchester United have announced a small 19 man squad that will travel on the pre season tour of Asia and Australia.
United play their final group game of the Champions League against CFR Cluj at Old Trafford tomorrow. Sir Alex confirmed Rooney will start tomorrow, the game will come too soon for Vidic however. The boss also gave us the timely boost that Shinji Kagawa is back in light training and could be on the bench for the Manchester derby.
It looks like the diamond formation will be making another appearance in the league game against Reading tomorrow evening as Valencia is still sidelined with a hip injury, and Nani has been ruled out for around 4-5 weeks with an hamstring problem. Sir Alex also confirmed that Rio Ferdinand will be back in the starting line-up.
Ahead of the statue unveiling later today, Sir Alex had the usual business of conducting a pre-match press conference for the Media. We got the good news that Wayne Rooney has been training all week and is fit to start against QPR tomorrow.