Premier League team news: Fulham v Manchester United

Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand could partner up. Photo: PA

Manchester United's experienced central defensive pair of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand are in contention for Premier League returns at Fulham this weekend.

Vidic and Ferdinand played together for the first time since United's derby thrashing by Manchester City in September in the midweek Capital One Cup tie against Norwich.

There are no concerns over striker Robin van Persie after a number of niggling injuries in recent weeks but fellow forward Danny Welbeck (knee) again misses out.

Brede Hangeland and Hugo Rodallega will miss Fulham's clash with Manchester United.

Whites captain Hangeland is out with a nerve injury in his leg, while Rodallega will be out for at least a couple of weeks, and potentially more, after tearing an adductor.

Aaron Hughes is pushing for a start after making his first appearance since August 31 against Southampton, but full-back Matthew Briggs (hernia) is still out.

Provisional squads

Fulham: Stekelenberg, Stockdale, Riether, Hughes, Senderos, Amorebieta, Hughes, Zverotic, Richardson, Riise, Sidwell, Boateng, Karagounis, Parker, Kacaniklic, Ruiz, Dejagah, David, Kasami, Bent, Taarabt, Berbatov.

Man United: De Gea, Lindegaard, Amos, Rafael, Smalling, Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Buttner, Fabio, Valencia, Nani, Fellaini, Carrick, Giggs, Anderson, Young, Cleverley, Zaha, Januzaj, Kagawa, Rooney, Van Persie, Hernandez.

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