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Yet another forward that United will know all about is Carlos Tevez, who famously (or infamously, depending on whose side you’re on) crossed the Manchester divide in the summer of 2009.
For all the headlines he created off the pitch last season, he has such consistency and ability up front that it’s virtually a given that he will start the derby for Mancini.
His opponent on Saturday will be one he is familiar with from his United days, as a fringe player back then but a regular first-teamer now.
In Nemanja Vidic’s continued absence from the team, Jonny Evans will have to cover for Patrice Evra’s adventurous, rampaging nature and lack of a decent defensive positional sense. He will be tasked with nullifying the movement, pace, energy and finishing of Tevez.
Add Aguero into the mix, and the overriding message to Evans et al is: Good luck.
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