Manchester United weekend latest: Including Dede and Mario Gotze

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All the news from Old Trafford this weekend.

Manchester United are expected to have Wayne Rooney back after a two-match absence with a groin strain for the game with Manchester City tomorrow night.

Rafael is also expected to be fit with the only injury concerns being Nemanja Vidic and Jonny Evans; who battle respective back and hamstring injuries.

City will be without Jack Rodwell.

Manchester United are set to push through a deal for Borussia Dortmund playmaker Mario Gotze. It is believed he is valued at £35 million but Fergie sees the German international as the perfect long-term replacement for the ageing Paul Scholes.

Sir Alex has been praising his young team and believes they can dominate for years to come. He reserved special praise for the likes of David De Gea, Rafael and Shinji Kagawa when he said that his team were ‘not going away’ anytime soon.

Liverpool’s interest in long-term Manchester United target Dede has been confirmed by the Brazilian internationals agent. Currently with Vasco de Gama the highly rated player is being strongly linked with AC Milan and his club are currently struggling financially so a sale could be possible.

It seems the nail has been put in the coffin of Nani’s career at Manchester United. With Wilfried Zaha arriving it appears his awful performance against Chelsea will be finish off his career at the club. Fergie is reportedly interested

Manchester United have reportedly hired an acoustics expert to boost the decibels at Old Trafford. It follows complaints from the Stretford End that there chants are being muffled by an echo at the ground so a sound engineer will assess the noise and report back to the hierarchy with his suggestions for making Old Trafford louder.

No it is not April the 1st.

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