MCI vs MUN Dream11 Fantasy Football: With both City and United registering wins at mid-week the two clubs will be high on confidence as they confront one another at the Etihad for the anticipated Manchester Derby.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side occupies the third spot with 32 points and would be eager on closing the 11 point gap with Liverpool who sits at the top. Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer would be relieved after coming out on top against Tottenham Hotspur thanks to a brace by Marcus Rashford.
Manchester City can’t afford to have any more hiccups in order to stay alive in the Premier League hunt, while the red side of Manchester will be hopeful of building on from their last win.
Date- Saturday, December 7 | Kick-Off- 11:00 PM (IST) | Venue- Old Trafford
John Stones and Benjamin Mendy should return to the back-four while Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo could feature as full-backs. Rodrigo was quality against Burnley and should once again be a part of the midfield in place of Ilkay Gundogan. Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez should be battling for a spot at the right flank.
Leroy Sane, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Sergio Aguero are on the sidelines due to injuries.
Paul Pogba continues to be ruled out due to an ankle issue as confirmed by the manager. Anthony Martial’s availability is also in doubt which could give further game time for Mason Greenwood. Scott McTominay was back in action against Tottenham and is once against expected to partner alongside Fred in central midfield. Jese Lingard came in place of Andreas Pereira and is expected to start against Manchester City as well. Marcus Rashford and Daniel James would be in charge of the flanks.
Manchester City- Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, D Silva; B Silva, Jesus, Sterling.
Manchester United-De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young; Pereira, McTominay, Fred, James; Lingard, Rashford.
Raheem Sterling could exploit Ashley Young’s on the flanks and can prove to be decisive for Manchester City. Sterling has bagged eight goals from 14 league appearances this season.
Marcus Rashford carried on his goal-scoring run against Spurs by grabbing a brace. The 22-year-old can once again prove to be the danger man with his pace and add to his tally of nine goals and four assists from 15 league appearances this season.
Kevin De Bruyne in midfield has been one of the standout players in the Premier League this season. The Belgium international has four goals and nine assists from 14 games in the league for City this season.
Scott McTominay in central midfield has been one of the most impressive players for Manchester United in the ongoing season. McTominay’s calmness on the ball and will to break up play makes him an absolute asset. To add to that Scott McTominay has three goals and an assist from 13 appearances in the league so far.
Though Manchester United have been resilient against the big teams, Manchester City at home with the high press and precision in passing are the likely candidates to emerge as the winners.
Goalkeeper- E Moraes
Defenders- Fernandinho, H Maguire, A Wan-Bissaka
Midfielders- K D Bruyne, R Hernandez, Fred, S McTominay
Forwards- G Jesus, R Sterling (C), M Rashford
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