Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(70) 50 Goals 54 (79)
(51) 35 Assists 38 (55)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.9)
28.5 Average Age 30.2
183.6 Average Height (cm) 182.3
(0.9) 1.3 Shots pg 1.5 (1.2)
(57%) 58% Aerial Duel Success 55% (53%)
(0.8) 0.9 Dribbles pg 1 (1.2)
(1.3) 1.1 Tackles pg 1 (1.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Man Utd
Man City
Player Reason Status Rating
Anthony Martial Doubtful 6.84
Edinson Cavani Doubtful 6.67
Player Reason Status Rating
Ilkay Gündogan Doubtful 7.32
Eric García Doubtful 6.15

Team News

Man Utd
Man City
  • Anthony Martial is fit to face Manchester City after missing out in midweek through injury but a decision is yet to be taken on Edinson Cavani's availability.
  • Luke Shaw returned from injury in Tuesday's 3-2 defeat to RB Leipzig but could only manage an hour before coming off.
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka will keep his place in the side despite a shoddy display in midweek. He has previously performed superbly up against Raheem Sterling.
  • Paul Pogba almost dragged United to a point against Leipzig but is unlikely to start here following comments made about his future by his agent at the start of the week.
  • Juan Mata could also come in on the right of midfield, as United tend to retain possession better with him in the side, if Martial is not fit to start.
  • Dean Henderson deserves a run in the first-team after another David de Gea error in midweek but is unlikely to get one here.
  • Sergio Aguero marked his return from injury with a goal on Wednesday night but Pep Guardiola has confirmed he is not fit to start against Manchester United.
  • Raheem Sterling, who has not scored in 20 career appearances against United, also netted from the bench in midweek.
  • Bernardo Silva has started the last four Manchester derbies in the Premier League and it will be interesting to see whether Guardiola uses him again in that false nine position.
  • Though with Gabriel Jesus fit, that would some demotion for the Brazilian. Silva should therefore compete with the likes of Sterling and Riyad Mahrez out wide.
  • John Stones has incredibly leapfrogged Aymeric Laporte in the pecking order in recent weeks and looks set to start at Old Trafford alongside Ruben Dias.
  • Ilkay Gundogan came off against Marseille as a precaution and will need to be checked ahead of Saturday. Eric Garcia is less likely to make the squad.
  • Should Gundogan fail his fitness test, City could revert to a 4-3-3 formation with Kevin De Bruyne deeper and Silva in midfield. Fernandinho is another option.

Prediction

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately needs a result on Saturday after Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League group stage with a 3-2 defeat away to RB Leipzig.
  • Manchester City have impressively kept five clean sheets in a row heading into Saturday's derby. Defensively they look sound and Pep Guardiola will hope things click at the other end having failed to score in their last three encounters with United. The way United are starting matches, however, it would be a real surprise if they didn't go one or two goals down early in the first half.
  • Is this finally the beginning of the end for Solskjaer? We have been down this road several times already and Solskjaer has previously managed a big result or two to buy himself more time. It would not be at all surprising if United won the derby but their home league form is poor, with just one win all season, and their defending has genuinely been atrocious at times. Surely City will capitalise.
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User Predictions

Comments (54)

 
  • Whoscored are joking...mctominay was the man of match

  • @Briiny a man of this match reward is the joke itself. Anyway, all MU defenders played a very decent match, so anyone getting MOTM is pretty fair.

  • Both teams are horrible. If Leipzig draws Man City in Champions, Leipzig will go through easily.

  • @stefanm If the game were today, any team would go through. But I doubt that in 2.5 months City be that terrible.

  • Someone get rid of guardiola please , he killed our beloved football PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS final whistle guardiola: well we had possession unlucky Someone just get rid of guardiola pleaseeeeeeeee get him out of EPL

  • @Fairness get him out of football completely...

  • @Fairness I back this up

  • At least no one had to pay an entrance fee.

  • Not the worst game I've watched all year (I'm an Arsenal fan) but pretty close.

  • How many 'big games' is EPL have been boring this season, I have lost count..

  • Rodri is such a liability for man city

  • antifootballdriola should be banned from football, the same with his pupil Farteta

  • What a letdown. I'm not surprised though. Football ain't what it used to be.

  • A very boring game.Both sides will be happy with the point.

  • A derby duller than the Manchester sky above them. Zzzz...

  • This game shows why referees should give more yellow cards. Too many fouls went unpunished in the 1st half. This mean there was a lot of fouls and all the momentum of the game was broken up. Absolutely pedestrian now!

  • What's a boring match, 65 m on 2nd halsf and just 1 shot on goal from each team. An overrated derby I want to change TV channel.

  • Another boring derby

  • O god!! pls don't be 0-0 ffs. I forgot to bet on it.

  • What is this haircut

  • 3 reasons why City will win.Pogba,Shaw and Fred :)

  • Oh no! Ole is using ”the diamond” formation. Ederson will be sleeping and snoring with his eyes wide open

  • @alxdru I would be shocked if United don't win 3-1

  • 3:1 in favour on MNU

  • pogba and shaw starting AHAHA just pass the ball to mahrez and he's gonna break his fat ankles. Not a chance this midfield can keep up with city's positional attacking, they just suck and are easily outrun, Thanks for the money mr Solsjkaer, your run ends here. You deserve no respect for playing Pogba whose just been sucking off money and embarassing your club for 5 straight years. You praise alex fergurson principles so much but you know that he would have ripped pogba's head off after his agent statement.

  • I take back what i said, guardiola is clueless and doesnt know that he has players on the bench to pace up the game. This team doesnt know how to press high anymore either

  • I cannot believe Ole has picked Fred and Shaw.

  • @Rensen I would be shocked if United do not win 3-1

  • United won't be so bad. 2-2 or 2-1

  • I think man city will win

  • Over 2.5 goals

  • 0 0

  • @kris1 good call.

  • Sergio Aguero will come on 2nd half replacing Jesus and score.

  • @Rensen Forget that Aguero is not even on the subs bench.

  • Seriously, Maguire in a best X1? He'd be a liability at Championship level. Step in Laporte, or Ake, or Stones, or Garcia. And who thinks Bassaka is better than Walker? Fernandes deserves his place, but nobody else. Rashford is too lazy, so Sterling takes his place, or Jesus, who has a much better record for club and country than Rashford.

  • Ole will get the sack if he loses this after the CL shocker.

  • 1-3 City

  • MANU 2-1 MCI . MOTM David De Gea for keeping MANU in the game

  • United win or draw easy money. Ole turns to SAF when he is under pressure

  • @mIKe9441 So what happened in UCL:)

  • @BEE10 not fully under pressure then, but is now

  • @BEE10 lol

  • @BEE10 �� ��

  • 1-3 Man City win

  • yes, the of Ole is nigh

  • @haemorrhage the end*

  • 0-4 de Bruyne to show overrated Bruno who is the boss!~

  • @stefanm bruno isn't overrated, the bro is good kdB is surely better but bruno is also good

  • @temitopetko The fact that delusional United fans, try to claim that Bruno is better than De Bruyne. Proves he is overrated.

  • @Nico1 dude, did you care to notice that he wasn't even saying bruno > de bruyne...? I can understand this site is full of hate and saltiness, but at least have some common sense and, most of all, LOGIC.

  • Man Utd will get a penalty.

  • @Jimic in other news, the sky is blue and so will be Manchester!

  • @DevYadav Since when sky is blue in Manchester lol? is always raining dude