Surprise! United's virus-hit stars fit for derby after all
Published 14:08 10/11/10 By David McDonnell
Sir Alex Ferguson has been boosted by the recovery of most of his first-team stars from a virus ahead of tonight's Manchester derby.
Rio Ferdinand has been suffering from diarrhoea but will start against Manchester City, while Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Darren Fletcher, Dimitar Berbatov and Paul Scholes have all been given the all-clear.
Several United players, including Scholes, were sent home from training this week after a virus spread through the squad and staff, with Sir Alex Ferguson also laid low for a couple of days after contracting it.
But the core of Fergie's first-team has recovered in time for the City clash at Eastlands.
Nani has recovered from a groin injury he suffered in last week's 3-0 win away to Bursaspor, and is in the starting line-up.
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is fit despite suffering a minor injury in training yesterday.