Otelul Galati v Man Utd preview

Rio Ferdinand has been left out of United’s squad for their trip to

Romania. The England defender was also rested for United’s trip to

Benfica last month, but Nemanja Vidic returns to the backline after

manager Sir Alex Ferguson decided not the risk the Serbian in last

weekend’s draw with Liverpool following his recent recovery from a

calf injury. Dimitar Berbatov, who also missed the Anfield contest,

is included in the squad while Phil Jones has recovered from a

knock he picked up on Saturday. Tom Cleverley (foot) and Rafael

(shoulder) remain on the sidelines, although they are nearing a

return to full fitness. Manchester United (from): De Gea,

Lindegaard, Amos, Evans, Evra, Fabio, Jones, Smalling, Vidic,

Anderson, Carrick, Fletcher, Giggs, Nani, Park, Young, Valencia,

Berbatov, Diouf, Hernandez, Owen, Rooney, Welbeck.