By Mark Love
Wayne Rooney has passed a fitness test and has been declared fit to start for Manchester United in their Premier League clash with Manchester City. Wayne Bridge has also been declared fit for City.
Rooney went down with an ankle injury in Manchester United’s Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich and was a big doubt for today’s derby clash.
But Ferguson confirmed on Friday that the England international could make the team today if he passed a late fitness test, which he did.
One man looking to score day is Carlos Tevez, who has been gunning for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side ever since his departure.
The last time these two team met in the league, Michael Owen scored a late winner for United to win 4-3 at Old Trafford.
Man City vs Man Utd
Man City: Given, Onuoha, Kompany, Toure, Bridge, Adam Johnson, De Jong, Barry, Bellamy, Tevez, Adebayor
Subs: Nielsen, Zabaleta, Ireland, Wright-Phillips, Santa Cruz, Vieira, Boyata
Man Utd: Van der Sar, Neville, Vidic, Jonathan Evans, Evra, Fletcher, Scholes, Gibson, Valencia, Rooney, Giggs
Subs: Kuszczak, Berbatov, Carrick, Nani, Rafael Da Silva, O’Shea, Obertan
Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)