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United captain Nemanja Vidic is finally back from a double bout of knee injury and will likely continue to start on his return to first-team action.
And he will need his peerless form back quickly as he comes head-to-head against one of the Premier League’s in-form forwards in Luis Suarez, who, with 15 goals scored, is second to Robin van Persie in the league scorers' chart.
Fernando Torres may have left Liverpool, consigning Vidic’s hellish memories of facing off the erstwhile Liverpool striker to the past, but Suarez’s acceleration, unpredictability and creativity will be an equally stern test for the Serbian defender, if not more so.
Just as van Persie might be the difference for United up front on Sunday, so too Suarez for Liverpool in a mouthwatering clash at Old Trafford.
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