12 Feb '11, 5am

Saturday's big EPL clash: United without Ferdinand: MANCHESTER - MANCHESTER United will be without defender Rio

Saturday's big EPL clash: United without Ferdinand: MANCHESTER - MANCHESTER United will be without defender Rio

Manchester United will be without defender Rio Ferdinand (above) for the biggest English Premier League match on Saturday against Manchester City after he failed to recover from a calf injury. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MANCHESTER - MANCHESTER United will be without defender Rio Ferdinand for the biggest English Premier League match on Saturday against Manchester City (8.45pm, Singapore time) after he failed to recover from a calf injury. 'He (Ferdinand) will be out for a couple of weeks, Jonny Evans got injured training with (Northern) Ireland so he's out...so young Chris Smalling will play' manager Alex Ferguson told a news conference. '(The game) could be decisive in terms of the championship for both teams and it makes it an interesting game for us,' the Scot added. Leaders United are five points ahead of third-placed City with a game in hand before the clash at Old Trafford. C...

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