Manchester United vs Manchester City: Best combined XI of EPL sides ahead of derby clash

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.

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