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Robin van Persie suffered an ankle injury in the defeat to Swansea

Manchester City injury news: Vincent Kompany is a doubt for the derby match with bitter rivals Manchester United

Pellegrini says the club captain will undergo a fitness test on Saturday

Rooney's spectacular overhead kick in the Manchester derby in February 2011

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at Old Trafford

Manchester United vs Manchester City stats: A lowdown of the key numbers ahead of the derby

A look at 10 key stats ahead of the 169th Manchester derby

Manchester United vs Manchester City combined XI: Vincent Kompany misses out but who makes it into our team ahead of the derby?

Kompany the big name absence from our team after rotten run of form

Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger sends out warning to Manchester City over Jack Wilshere interest as midfielder returns from injury

Midweek reports linked Wilshere with a summer move to Manchester City but Wenger stresses Arsenal no longer need to sell their best players

Manchester United winger Ashley Young

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Ashley Young determined not to become first side to lose five straight Manchester derbies

United have not beaten City in their last four attempts and have never lost five matches against their rivals before

Marouane Fellaini in action for Manchester United

Marouane Fellaini: Manchester derby will be intense and aggressive

Manchester United midfielder has spoken ahead this weekend's tie

Arsenal transfer news: Jack Wilshere determined to stay at the Emirates despite Manchester City interest

Wilshere is an Arsenal fan and wants to fight for his place

Arsenal top the table in 2015 ahead of Manchester United - while Manchester City languish in eighth with Villa rock-bottom

Manuel Pellegrini may struggle to justify why City have fewer points than Palace since January

Manchester City on alert as Rafael Benitez mulls move back to England

EXCLUSIVE: Rafa’s record in Europe would tick boxes at the Etihad

Premier League power rankings: Rooney, Kane, Sanchez? Who are the 20 most important players between now and the end of the season?

We've ranked the players who will decide the Premier League season

John Terry and Diego Costa

When can Chelsea guarantee winning the Premier League title? And what's the earliest it can happen?

Jose Mourinho's side look almost certain to triumph this season

Sergio Aguero

Eight things we learnt: Manchester City rely too much on Sergio Aguero; Sterling not good enough for Arsenal; Charlie Adam goal was best

ANALYSIS: Louis van Gaal is enjoying Manchester United's rivalry with Liverpool and the relegation battle is where the real excitement is

Manuel Pellegrini reacts after Crystal Palace score a second

Crystal Palace 2 Manchester City 1: Manuel Pellegrini has 'no concerns' about his job despite falling away in the title race

Pellegrini claimed that Glenn Murray's goal was offside and that the striker also should have conceded a penalty, but blamed his players for not taking control

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The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
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Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
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Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

Ten Scottish schoolchildren and their Russian peers attended a creative writing workshop in the Highlands this week
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14 best kids' hoodies

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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

The acceptable face of the Emirates

Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles, asks Robert Fisk