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Phil Jones

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Signing from Blackburn has been used in various different positions

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<b>Manchester United 1 Manchester City 6</b><br/>
<b>October 2011</b><br/>
A derby that will be remembered as long as these two clubs exist. In the headlines after it emerged fireworks had been set off in the bathroom of his Manchester mansion, Mario Balotelli was setting Old Trafford alight with goals either side of half-time. A red card for Jonny Evans was the cue for City to then put on a display to remember. Sergio Aguero added the third, Darren Fletcher scored one for United and then City sent shockwaves through the Premier League as Edin Dzeko scored twice and David Silva got on the scoresheet. Alex Ferguson would describe the result as his 'worst ever day' in charge of United, but promised: 'There will be a response.'

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Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez falls under a challenge from Cluj’s Ionut Rada
Phil Jones

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Manchester United midfielder Anderson

Sir Alex Ferguson hints Anderson will start for Manchester United against West Ham following impressive performance

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has indicated midfielder Anderson will start against West Ham in midweek.

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans a concern for Aston Villa trip

Central defender Jonny Evans is a doubt for Manchester United ahead of tomorrow's trip to Aston Villa.

Captain Nemanja Vidic is one of several key players sidelined

Nemanja Vidic return for Manchester United put back

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic will be out until around Christmas it was revealed today.

Rafael a revelation through United's crisis

Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to rest Rio Ferdinand for tonight's game with Braga means Manchester United may be forced to field Michael Carrick as a central defender or give Scott Wootton a full Champions League debut. The 21-year-old, who joined United from the Liverpool academy, came on as a second-half substitute for Jonny Evans in the 2-1 win over Cluj. He played the full 90 minutes of the League Cup victory over Newcastle earlier in the month.

<b>Rafael da Silva</b><br/>
Brazilian full-back Rafael dislocated his shoulder and missed the first 10 weeks of last season.

Rafael a revelation in helping Manchester United through defensive crisis

Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to rest Rio Ferdinand for tonight's game with Braga means Manchester United may be forced to field Michael Carrick as a central defender or give Scott Wootton a full Champions League debut.

<b>Rafael da Silva</b><br/>
Brazilian full-back Rafael dislocated his shoulder and missed the first 10 weeks of last season.

Alex Ferguson impressed with Manchester United right-back Rafael

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Rafael has overcome the impetuous streak that was threatening to prevent him maximising his potential.

Manchester United winger Ashley Young

Ashley Young returns to Manchester United squad after two-month absence

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Ashley Young will have a renewed sense of focus after spending another two months on the sidelines.

<b>Nemanja Vidic</b><br/>
Vidic missed the final five months of last season after snapping his cruciate ligament in the Champions League defeat to Basle, and missed Sunday's clash with Liverpool with tightness in his knee. He underwent surgery today and will miss the next eight weeks with the injury.

Manchester United steal a march on rivals City with prophetic injury advance

Ferguson claims that new partnership and £13m medical centre will tackle club's sicklist

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