Liverpool's preparations for this weekend's Merseyside derby have suffered a blow after defender Jose Enrique was ruled out.
Ryan Giggs is enjoying his new player-coach role at Manchester United.
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Manchester City midfielder David Silva could return in today's derby against Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League after two games out with a thigh injury.
Right-back Micah Richards (hamstring) is back in training after missing the start of the season and
could be in contention but left-back Gael Clichy is not yet ready to feature.
Captain Vincent Kompany came through his comeback unscathed in midweek but fellow-centre back Martin Demichelis (knee) is a long-term casualty.
Provisional squad: Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Richards, Kompany, Nastasic, Lescott, Boyata, Kolarov, Silva, Nasri, Milner, Navas, Fernandinho, Toure, Garcia, Rodwell, Aguero, Dzeko, Negredo, Jovetic.
David Moyes looks set to plunge Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand into their third match in a week when Manchester United visit Manchester City.
The pair have not operated in tandem three times in such quick succession since 2010 but Moyes seems certain to stick with them.
Rafael (hamstring), Danny Welbeck (knee) and Phil Jones (ankle) all missed the midweek Champions League win, while Nani is available after suspension.
Team (from): De Gea, Lindegaard, Amos, Rafael, Fabio, Jones, Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Buttner, Valencia, Giggs, Carrick, Cleverley, Fellaini, Anderson, Kagawa, Nani, Young, Welbeck, Van Persie, Rooney, Hernandez.
It's the first Manchester derby since the 1980s without the Ferguson mind games.
The game kicks off at 4pm on Sunday.
Daniel Hewitt reports.