Rooney and Rafael fit for derby

Manchester United can all but clinch the Premier League title with victory over fierce rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford this evening.

Roberto Mancini’s men will be eighteen points off the pace with just twenty-one left to play for should they lose in the 165th Manchester derby.

Sir Alex Ferguson has Wayne Rooney available after the England striker recovered from a groin strain, with Rafael also set to return having overcome a similar problem, though Jonny Evans and Nemanja Vidic are both set to miss out.

With three wins each in the last six meetings between the sides, this game is as hard as any to call in the Premier League, however one thing that has been consistent in recent seasons is goals, with at least five being scored in five of those last six games.

United came out on top in the reverse fixture back in December, thanks to Robin Van Persie’s injury time winner, whilst it was City who had the bragging rights last season, with league wins home and away either side of their FA Cup third round defeat to their neighbours last January.

Elsewhere, the club have agreed a deal to rename their infamous Carrington training base, after signing an eight year deal with current shirt sponsors AON.

‘The AON Training Complex’ will be the new name of United’s training ground from July 1st.