Manchester United vs Manchester City: Best combined XI of EPL sides ahead of derby clash
The English Premier League (EPL) is all set to feature a blockbuster clash on January 14 as Manchester United host arch-rivals Manchester City at the Old Trafford Stadium. Manchester United – Manchester City match will start live at 18:00 IST on Saturday. Ahead of what promises to be an exciting derby match, here’s a look at the best combinations played by 11 from both teams.
Manchester United: De Gea, Heaton, Butland, Lindelof, Jones, Maguire, Martinez, Malacia, Varane, Dalot, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, Mengi, Fernandez, Eriksen, Fred, Casemiro, Pellistri, Van de Beek, McTominay, Hannibal, Martial, Rashford, Antony, Elanga, Shoretire, Garnacho
Manchester City: Ortega, Ederson, Carson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo, Laporte, Gomez, Akanji, Lewis, Phillips, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Foden, Palmer, Haaland, Grealish, Alvarez, Mahrez
Manchester United vs Manchester City predicted to play 11
Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; martial
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Akanji, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Mahrez, Haaland, Foden
Best Manchester United vs Manchester City together playing 11 of the current squad
Goalkeeper: David de Gea
Left back: Luke Shaw
Center backs: Lisandro Martinez, John Stones
Right back: Joao Cancelo
Midfielders: Kevin de Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Phil Foden
Strikers: Riyad Mahrez, Marcus Rashford, Erling Haaland
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Manchester United vs Manchester City Prediction
Manchester United come into the Manchester derby on the back of a remarkable four-match winning streak in the Premier League that has seen them move up to fourth in the table with 35 points. While the Red Devils are still nine points behind leaders Arsenal, they now have a two-point lead over fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have played a game more.
On the other hand, Manchester City arrive at the Manchester derby after a mixed run in the Premier League that includes three wins, a draw and a defeat. This latest dip in form has resulted in the Cityzens being five points behind leaders Arsenal in the EPL title race. Should Pep Guardiola’s side beat their arch-rivals in the derby, they could cut the Gunners’ lead to just two points before Mikel Arteta’s side face Tottenham Hotspur in a North London derby on January 15.