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Moyes: Fellaini or Carrick could be centre-back against Man City

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By Andrew Tuft

Monday 24 March 2014

Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed he could play Marouane Fellaini or Michael Carrick at centre-back against Manchester City, the Independent has reported.

Marouane Fellaini and David Moyes

United are short of defenders, with Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Rio Ferdinand suffering from injuries and Carrick had to play in the centre of defence in the 2-0 win over West Ham on Saturday.

Nemanja Vidic was missing against the Hammers through suspension after being sent off against Liverpool and while the Serbian is available again against City, there is no guarantee Moyes will have an orthodox centre-back pairing on Tuesday evening.

“For this game we'll do everything we possibly can to get the [injured] players back,” Moyes said at a Press conference when asked about the availability of his defenders.

“Michael did great at centre-half. He's played there before so it wasn't a problem. We even considered putting (Marouane) Fellaini back there as well, so I think we've got people who can do that if we have to.

“We gave Patrice Evra a rest [against West Ham] but if we have to, I think we can put him there as well and he would cope manfully.

“It was great that the squad mucked in and that's the way it should be, when you are short in areas and it's all hands to the pumps. We were short on Saturday and Michael certainly played really well.”

United lost the first Manchester derby of the season, going down 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium, and trail their local rivals by 12 points prior to the match at Old Trafford, having ended last season 11 points clear of City.

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By Luke on 24 March 2014 at 18:31

Rooney goal best goal of the season.





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