Manchester United will host crosstown rivals Manchester City in the 183rd derby.
Stadium: Old Trafford
- Manchester United emerged victorious against Man City in both the Premier League games last season. A win tomorrow will make three in a row for United and the last time they had a hat-trick of wins was between 2008 and 2010.
- However, Man City still holds the record for the highest number of away wins (7) at Old Trafford.
Manchester United would look to replicate what they did to their local rivals last season, winning two of the Premier League derbies, however, their recent form suggests that a mountainous task awaits tomorrow.
Having earned the knack of producing come back wins in the Premier League this season – victories against Southampton and West Ham United speaks for itself, they have been equally disappointing in the Champions League, failing to qualify for the knockouts after the defeat against RB Leipzig midweek.
With an immense pressure building upon the Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the weekend clash against City will have a big impact on the Norwegian’s career – a defeat will be the worst-case scenario.
Edinson Cavani and Antony Martial could be ruled out due to injuries as they were absent for the Champions League clash against Leipzig. It remains to be seen whether Solskjaer would play Paul Pogba in the starting line-up following the French man’s impressive performances in the last two games.
David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Scott McTominay, Fred; Mata, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Mason Greenwood
Manchester City would look to put an end to their bad run of form against United – losing both the games last season.
Despite not being at their best in the Premier League this season, City had been lethal in the Champions League, finishing the group stage with no defeats.
Furthermore, they are coming off back-to-back stellar wins against Burnley and Marseille and now they would look to continue the winning momentum.
Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Sergio Aguero will not start against the Red Devils despite the Argentine returning to goal-scoring form in the midweek against Marseille. Gabriel Jesus would continue to fill the shoes of Aguero.
Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Benjamin Mendy; Rodri, Fernandinho; Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling; Gabriel Jesus
Man United : Draw : Man City :: 4.33 : 4.20 : 1.72
Man Utd 1 – 3 Man City