Manchester United, who’ve secured three consecutive victories will face a serious challenge as they welcome local rivals and treble champions, Manchester City, on Sunday afternoon. The Red Devils will come into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 victory over Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions league group stages, they will have to perform better in order to grab a win in this Manchester derby.
Erik ten Hag will set his side up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make a few changes to his first XI for this game. Christian Eriksen will return to action as he gets the nod over Antony while Casemiro replaces Scott McTominay in the middle of the park.
4-2-3-1 Manchester United Predicted XI Vs Manchester City
Andre Onana will function in goal for the Mancunian club after keeping a clean sheet in his last outing. Raphael Varane will form a defensive partnership with Harry Maguire at the heart of Man United’s backline as they try to keep the opposition attackers at bay throughout the game.
Diogo Dalot will feature as the right-back while Sergio Reguilon continues on the other flank as the left-back. Ten Hag will ask both of them to keep things solid defensively and offer some decent service from the wide areas.
Jonny Evans and Victor Lindelof will be named on the bench as they offer cover for the defensive positions.
Sofyan Amrabat and Casemiro will anchor the midfield for Man United as they try to win the possession at the centre of the park.
The talented trio of Marcus Rashford, Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes will function just ahead of them as part of ten Hag’s attack. Both Fernandes and Eriken need to figure out a way to create a few inviting chances for their teammates to score.
Antony and Alejandro Garnacho will be named on ten Hag’s bench as they wait for a chance to impress in the second half.
Rasmus Hojlund will lead the line for the Red Devils on the attacking end of the field. He would be desperate to make a difference for Man United in this home encounter.
Anthony Martial will be available for selection on the bench.