Manchester City were level on points with leaders Chelsea on New Year’s Day, but four wins and as many losses over the 11 subsequent league matches means they head to Old Trafford a point and a place behind United in fourth.
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Louis van Gaal and his squad can be buoyed by a haul of 40 points at home this term, the highest number in the Barclays Premier League, where they are on a winning run of five matches. Nevertheless, the Dutchman is keen to keep his players on their toes.
Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Rojo, Smalling, Blind; Carrick, Herrera; Mata, Fellaini, Young; Rooney
Manchester City: Hart; Kolarov, Demichelis, Kompany, Zabaleta; Silva, Fernandinho, Toure, Milner; Dzeko, Aguero