Radamel Falcao out, Wayne Rooney in for Manchester Derby

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The Man United news and notes column today focuses on Sunday’s Manchester derby of course. We get you updated on who’s fit and who’s injured for both Man United and Man City. It appears Wayne Rooney is in and Radamel Falcao is out.

Falcao is still injured. Rooney was never injured. He shall play, he is my captain. I think [Antonio] Valencia is fit again to play,” said Manager Louis van Gaal at his press conference today (video coming shortly)

-From the Daily Star, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal could unleash all of his Galacticos on Manchester City this weekend in a bid to pile on the pain for the champions.

-For City, it appears Yaya Toure is in, David Silva is out.

-According to the Daily Mirror, David Silva is out of Sunday’s Manchester derby with a knee injury and fears he could be facing three weeks out of action.

-Interesting soundbite from Louis van Gaal about Ryan Giggs:

“This is the biggest derby that I shall manage. It is one of 38 [league] matches we have to play, but for the fans it is unbelievably big as a rivalry and I have felt that also with a lot of the players in the squad, but also especially with Ryan Giggs. When he presented the analysis on City, I felt more tension with him. It was good to see.”

-Speaking of Ryan Giggs, we close Man United news and notes with the news of an upcoming documentary that will focus on the member of the class of 92. (more details here)

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  1. Im just concern about defence pls

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