CONFIRMED XI: City vs Man United – Rooney starts, Rafael injured

CONFIRMED XI: City vs Man United – Rooney starts, Rafael injured

De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Fellaini, Januzaj, Rooney, Di Maria, van Persie

Lindegaard, McNair, Carrick, Fletcher, Herrera, Mata, Wilson

Louis van Gaal takes charge of his first Manchester derby today at the Etihad and there’s a real buzz of excitement ahead of kick-off.

Rafael picked up an injury during training this week and is replaced by Antonio Valencia. Wayne Rooney returns and Adnan Januzaj gets the nod ahead of Juan Mata.

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