Manchester United v Birmingham City: Latest team news

Sir Alex Ferguson expects to have Nani available as Manchester United take their 17-match unbeaten Premier League record to Birmingham.

The Portugal winger missed yesterday's win over Sunderland with a hip complaint but is set to come back into a United line-up Ferguson intends to change in order to keep it fresh.

Park Ji-sung has now left for his Asian Cup commitments with South Korea and Paul Scholes (groin) is also out, whilst there are also doubts over John O'Shea (calf) and Darren Fletcher, who was sent home from training on Christmas Day with a heavy cold.

Team (from): Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Rafael, Brown, Neville, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Smalling, Evans, Evra, Fabio, Nani, Obertan, Carrick, Fletcher, Gibson, Anderson, Giggs, Bebe, Rooney, Berbatov, Macheda, Hernandez, Owen.


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