The returns of Michael Carrick and the much-maligned Marouane Fellaini have gone some way to adding steel to a midfield that was all but absent in the opening weeks of the season.
Manuel Pellegrini has vowed Manchester City cannot let Chelsea escape at the top of the Premier League if they want to topple Jose Mourinho’s empire – ahead of a visit from Roma.
No more Championship catastrophes, says Pellegrini as injury-hit Man City begin Capital One Cup defence
City face Sheffield Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium with Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Samir Nasri all ruled out through injury as well as Stevan Jovetic, Fernando and Pablo Zabaleta
The 22-year-old went off injured in United’s final home game of the season against Hull City on Tuesday with a shoulder injury, ahead of the England squad being named on Monday
Let the good times roll (soon): Ryan Giggs promises Manchester United will rise again after dismal season
Interim Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs has told fans the club will soon return to their glory days, after beating Hull City 3-1 in their final home game of the season.
Steve Bruce speaks about his team’s chances against Manchester City this weekend
‘Don’t count us out of title race’: Defiant Manchester United boss David Moyes fires warning after Hull City win
Moyes not happy with start against Tigers
MM’s weekend wager: Wigan to snatch point in desperate battle for survival as City and United seal narrow Manchester win double
Bolton set for must-win Blackpool clash in play-off chase
The Shakers were relegated last week
Lee Johnson delighted to bring in Bobby Reid on youth loan and bolster Oldham Athletic’s survival bid
The youngster joins from Bristol City
‘Don’t get carried away’: Freedman delighted with Hull City thrashing, but fires Bolton Wanderers warning
The Trotters are unbeaten in four