Predicted Manchester City line-up to face Manchester United
Champions Manchester City welcome city rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in this season’s first Manchester derby. The Cityzens are leading the table with two points thus far and again build themselves a team to beat under Pep Guardiola.
They thrashed Southampton 6-1 in their previous league game, while drubbing Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 in the Champions League. United also got a very important result when they came from behind to beat Juventus in Turin. That result is certain to give them a huge lift ahead of an all-important derby game against the rivals.
Ilkay Gundogan and Nicolas Otamendi are ready if required for the weekend. Kevin de Bruyne is out, probably till December.
Predicted Manchester City XI
Formation – 4-3-3
Manager – Pep Guardiola
The Brazilian has been a secured presence in goal for the Cityzens. He will keep his place on Sunday.
Kyle Walker (RB)
The Englishman continues to evolve as a player and become an important asset to the team.
John Stones (CB)
Stones’ partnership with Aymeric Laporte is flourishing game by game. Good to see the manager now sticking with this duo for a number of games. Expect these two to start on Sunday as well.
Aymeric Laporte (CB)
He is been one of the best players for City this season. His partnership with Stones is growing to be one of the best in the business.
Benjamin Mendy (LB)
The Frenchman didn’t feature in the Champions League game on Wednesday. He is expected to start on Sunday.
The orchestrator of the team is a certainty unless there is an injury or suspension issue.
David Silva (LCM)
The international retirement has helped him to fully concentrate on club football and be a real difference-maker for the Cityzens.
Bernardo Silva (RCM)
In the absence of de Bruyne, the Portuguese Silva has done well to perform well in the midfield position.
Raheem Sterling (RW)
The Englishman has been in great form in terms of scoring as well as creating chances for the team. he should start on Sunday.
Sergio Aguero (ST)
The Argentine was on the bench on Wednesday witnessing Gabriel Jesus netting a hat-trick. He should be back leading the line against the City rivals.
Leroy Sane (LW)
Sane was on the bench as an unused sub and should be back in the starting lineup against Jose Mourinho’s men.