[Image] Predicted 3-4-1-2 Man United XI to face Man City – Can Solskjaer get one over Guardiola?


Predicted Manchester United XI to face Manchester City in the Premier League

It’s the Manchester Derby this weekend as Manchester United welcome the ‘noisy neighbours’ Manchester City to Old Trafford. After a disappointing exit in the Champions League at the hands of RB Leipzig, spirits are likely to be a bit damp. However, the Red Devils did complete the double over City last season.

City have been in sublime form with 4 wins from 5. They will be wary though as they know the home side can spring some surprises. Expect an exciting match with the home side in desperate need of some results.

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Manchester United and Solskjaer will have a few injuries to deal with. Phil Jones still remains out with a knee injury. Edinson Cavani could likely come in after being ruled out in the last game. However, the game might come too soon for Anthony Martial as he is expected to miss this one out. There are no other injuries or suspensions.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: David De Gea of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 01, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Probable Manchester United XI

Formation: 3-4-1-2

David De Gea (GK)

A calamitous error on his part gifted Leipzig the precious third goal but Henderson is unlikely to be given the nod in such a high-profile game.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RWB)

Not the best of showings from the usually reliable Wan-Bissaka but will be vital to keep City’s dangerous wingers at bay.

Victor Lindelof (CB)

Lindelof remains as shaky as ever but with options low on offer, he continues.

Harry Maguire (CB)

The skipper needs to lead by example and show that they still have it. He also needs to improve defensively.

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Istanbul Basaksehir’s Brazilian defender Rafael (L) fights for the ball with Manchester United’s English defender Luke Shaw during the UEFA Champions League football match group H, between Istanbul Basaksehir FK and Manchester United, on November 4, 2020, at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim stadium in Istanbul. (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

Luke Shaw (CB)

Shaw returned after an injury layoff and continues as a part of a back three.

Alex Telles (LB)

The new signing has impressed in the last few games but had a quiet outing in Leipzig. Nonetheless, he remains a huge outlet for the side.

Scott McTominay (CM)

The youngster has been in consistent form and should continue in his position.

Fred (CM)

Missed out the last game due to suspension and his energy was missed. Will have to go toe-to-toe with a certain Kevin De Bruyne.

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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 29: Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United runs back with the ball and is congratulated by team mate Edinson Cavani after scoring their sides first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary’s Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Bruno Fernandes (AM)

After turning the game on its head against West Ham, Fernandes has probably cemented his status as United’s most important player.

Marcus Rashford (ST)

The Mancunian will be vital against City as he has a good record against them.

Edinson Cavani (ST)

Cavani will likely make his Manchester Derby debut. The veteran striker has been in decent touch and will want to get on the scoresheet again.