Old Trafford is set to be inundated with fans as the 191st Manchester derby takes place on Sunday afternoon, featuring a face-off between Manchester City and Manchester United. Both squads come into this eagerly awaited clash following Champions League triumphs. The Red Devils secured a 1-0 victory against Copenhagen, while the reigning European champions prevailed with a 3-1 win over BSC Young Boys.
Guardiola will make several changes to the first XI for this away encounter, as Kyle Walker, Josko Gvardiol, John Stones, Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez and Bernardo Silva return to action after a well deserved rest.
3-2-4-1 Manchester City Predicted XI Vs Manchester United
Ederson will function in goal for the Mancunian club after keeping a clean sheet in his last outing. Manuel Akanji will give way to Kyle Walker while Josko Gvardiol gets the nod over Nathan Ake to form a three-man backline with Ruben Dias as they try to keep the opposition attackers at bay during the game.
Akanji and Ake will offer cover for the defensive positions as they take a spot on the bench.
Rodri and John Stones will fill in as the holding midfielders as they focus on dominating the ball at the centre of the park.
Bernardo Silva and Julian Alvarez will play just ahead of them as they will need to move the ball well and create enough chances for Man City to win this away encounter.
Mateo Kovacic will have to be content with a place on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the second half if required.
Phil Foden will showcase his skills on the right wing, while Jeremy Doku will utilize his speed on the opposite flank.
Erling Haaland will lead the charge for the Mancunian giants on the attacking end of the field. The Norwegian striker would be eager to find the back of the net this weekend.