Having stopped high flying Chelsea side from taking all three points at Old Trafford, Van Gaal will hope to halt a low on confidence Manchester City this weekend.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men are not playing like champions by any means and have lost their last two games as well.
Newcastle outclassed the sky blues at the Etihad Stadium where earning even a single point was very hard last season.
Manchester United will hope to follow Newcastle United’s path and take away points from Manchester City.
Manager Louis van Gaal has provided the updated team news for the all important derby and there is both good and bad news for the United faithful.
The manager told that summer signing and star striker Radamel Falcao will not be playing against the citizens.
On the other hand, skipper Wayne Rooney will return to the team as he has now completed his suspension of the red card he received against West Ham for the horror tackle on Stewart Downing.
Adding to that, Ecuadorian winger Antonio Valencia has recovered from his injury cocnern and it is likely that he might feature as well.
Van Gaal claimed:
“Falcao is still injured. Rooney was never injured. He shall play, he is my captain. I think [Antonio] Valencia is fit again to play.”
The Dutchman also praised Belgian star Fellaini’s recent good form and hopes that the former Evertonian will continue to shine.
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I’m really concerned about falcao’s fitness but I think with rooney,maria and herrera,united can claim all the three points at Etihad on sunday.
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4-2-3-1. @= DEA GEA~RAPHAEL~ROJO~SMALLING~SHAW~- BLIND~FELLAINI~- JANUZAJ~HERRERA~DI MARIA~- ROONEY…. NO ROOM FOR NON PHYSICAL PRESENSE IN UTD X1.=MATA/VAN PERSIE/FLETHER/ETC
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fellain rooney di maria
fellain perfome a free role, we can use one wing, di maria wing.
If not for Smalling stupid act with the Keeper and second yellow card united can win at least Draw. Also ROJO out of the Game marred the Defence I think Man U is bracing up but there is still lot to fix No finishing Striker but with 10 Man I think it still a Good one