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Rooney fit for derby return

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is available for Sunday's derby against Manchester City after serving a three-match suspension.

Striker Radamel Falcao (leg) and defensive trio Phil Jones (shin), Jonny Evans (foot) and Paddy McNair (hamstring) are out.

Midfielder Jesse Lingard (knee) remains sidelined, but Antonio Valencia is available after recovering from a hamstring problem.

Manchester City midfielder David Silva will miss Sunday's derby against Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League after being ruled out for around three weeks with a knee injury.

Fellow midfielder Yaya Toure is expected to feature despite being withdrawn during Wednesday's Capital One Cup loss to Newcastle amid concerns about a groin problem.

Former England midfielder Frank Lampard is still expected to be absent with a thigh injury but playmaker Samir Nasri appeared to make a successful return in midweek from groin surgery.


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  • Rooney fit for derby return


  • Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is available for Sunday's derby against Manchester City after serving a three-match suspension.

  • Premier League: Manchester City's David Silva out for up to a month


  • David Silva will miss this weekend’s Manchester derby after being ruled out for three to four weeks through injury.

  • Transfer news: Manchester City youngster Albert Rusnak could stay in Eredivisie


  • Sky Sports understands Dutch Eredivisie side Cambuur Leeuwarden are in talks with Manchester City about extending the loan of youngster Albert Rusnak.

  • Joe Hart: No pressure ahead of 'special' Manchester derby


  • Joe Hart insists he is not feeling the pressure as excitement builds in Manchester ahead of the first derby of the season, writes Sky Sports News HQ’s Fraser Dainton.

  • Premier League: Former Manchester City star Elano open to England return


  • Former Manchester City midfielder Elano admits he would relish a return to the Premier League this winter.

  • PL pre-match stats: City dominating derby


  • We have stats ahead of every Premier League game this weekend, including details of Man City's recent derby dominance and Arsenal's fightbacks.

  • PL Predictions: Liverpool & Spurs to lose


  • Mark Holmes faces Manchester United fan Olly Murs in this week's prediction challenge, with both men expecting defeats for Liverpool and Spurs.

  • Regional Rumours in the Press: Pep may replace AW


  • Arsenal could move for Pep Guardiola at the end of next season, while Brighton and Sheffield Wednesday may make signings in the short term.

  • Merson tips Liverpool win but derby draw


  • Paul Merson expects weekend wins for Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace but a Manchester derby draw.

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