Confirmed lineups: Man Utd vs Man City


Manchester United return from Tuesday night’s Champions League exit in Germany for the derby at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made three changes from the side that were beaten 2-3 at RB Leipzig midweek.

Last season we did the double over Manchester City with a back three, but the boss has chosen four in defence for today’s game.

The confirmed lineups are as follows:

Manchester United

David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes; Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford

Substitutes: Dean Henderson, Alex Telles, Eric Bailly, Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial

Luke Shaw is fit to start two games in a week as Alex Telles drops to the bench after a run in the first team.

Ole appears to be naming a diamond in midfield with Fred and Paul Pogba starting in front of Scott McTominay.

Mason Greenwood will partner Marcus Rashford up front with Anthony Martial to call upon from the bench.

Manchester City

Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Joao Cancelo; Rodrigo, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling; Gabriel Jesus

Substitutes: Zack Steffen, Aymerc Laporte, Benjamin Mendy, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, Ferran Torres

John Stones makes a third consecutive Premier League start. He and Kyle Walker in defence should give our attack real confidence. Aymeric Laporte is only on the bench.

Kevin De Bruyne is one of the best passers in world football now so we could do with Fred sitting on him, whilst Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez will be threats cutting in from the wings.

Sergio Aguero isn’t fit enough to make the matfchday squad so Gabriel Jesus starts up front for Pep Guardiola’s side.