Topic: Man City - Man Utd, Team News
Man City: Academy graduate Michael Johnson looks set to replace suspended Joey Barton. The midfielder has been banned for the remainder of the season by the Blues following the training ground fight with Ousmane Dabo which has ensured the Frenchman will also miss out. Without a league goal on home soil since New Year’s Day, City must score if they are to avoid registering the worst seasonal home tally in Premiership history, having only found the net on 10 occasions so far.
Squad: Isaksson, Weaver, Onuoha, Dunne, Distin, Ball, Sun, Hamann, Ireland, Johnson, Sinclair, Trabelsi, Beasley, Mpenza, Samaras, Vassell, Corradi, Miller.
Man Utd: Rio Ferdinand seems certain to start, as do forwards Louis Saha and Alan Smith, who were both consigned to the bench in the midweek 3-0 mauling in Milan. Left-back Patrice Evra is available after suspension and could replace Gabriel Heinze.
Squad: Van der Sar, Kuszczak, O’Shea, Brown, Ferdinand, Vidic, Heinze, Evra, Ronaldo, Scholes, Carrick, Fletcher, Eagles, Giggs, Richardson, Rooney, Smith, Saha, Solskjaer.
Source: The Sun