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Vidic back for Villa clash

Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from their derby day disappointment when they take on Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

The champions welcome back Nemanja Vidic from suspension though fellow defenders Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans are doubtful with hamstring and calf problems respectively and Robin van Persie remains out with a knee injury.

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Ferdinand pens new deal

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has ended doubts surrounding his future by signing a one year extension to his contract.

The news has been welcomed by incoming manager David Moyes, who has declared that he is “looking forward” to working with the 34 year old, who has just enjoyed a successful season with the Champions, resulting in him being named in the PFA Team of the Year.

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Fergie set to rotate

Sir Alex Ferguson is set to name to completely different sides for the two fixtures over Easter weekend, according to The Mirror.

The Red Devils will recommence their challenge for the Premier League title fifteen points ahead of Manchester City, potentially allowing for a degree of first teamers to be rested ahead of Monday’s FA Cup quarter final replay with Chelsea.

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