Sir Alex Ferguson has unsurprisingly slotted Wayne Rooney straight back into his starting eleven after he sat out the games against Sunderland and Chelsea with a groin strain, while neither Nemanja Vidić or Jonny Evans have made the starting side after their recent knocks. Ashley Young starts over Nani, while Danny Welbeck also plays. Ryan Giggs partners Michael Carrick in the centre of midfield.
As for Manchester City, the main surprise is the absence of Sergio Agüero, with James Milner included over the Argentine. Ex-United striker Carlos Tévez will spearhead the attack in front of David Silva, flanked by Milner and Samir Nasri. Matija Nastasić takes his place alongside Vincent Kompany at the centre of defence after recovering from a foot injury. Edin Džeko doesn't make the starting eleven.