Brighton dropped points against Liverpool yesterday and therefore, Manchester United will move into the top four if they beat Manchester City today.
Erik ten Hag’s men are on a four-game winning run in the Premier League but can they stop the champions in their own backyard? We shall see.
As far as the team news is concerned, the Dutch manager has confirmed that skipper, Harry Maguire, is out with an injury.
We have lost every single game the England international has started this season and therefore, I do not think his absence should be a major concern.
The likes of Raphael Varane and summer signing, Lisandro Martinez, have been brilliant in the central defense and the duo must start vs Man City in front of David De Gea. Malacia and Dalot would probably feature in the fullback positions again.
Big money signing, Casemiro, is yet to start a game in the league for United and he may even start on the bench against the Sky Blues.
McTominay and Eriksen have formed a top partnership in the center of the park under Ten Hag and they must get the nod to feature against Pep Guardiola’s men.
In the attack, out of form, Ronaldo, who had a torrid time during the international break, should be on the bench.
Marcus Rashford is fit, he must start in the No. 9 role and behind the Three Lions forward, Sancho, Fernandes and Antony could feature in the attack.
Here is Man Utd’s strongest possible 4-2-3-1 lineup vs Man City: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; McTominay, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford.