Combined Manchester United And Manchester City Lineup Ahead Of The Derby
Manchester City were kicked out of the FA Cup by Arsenal at the weekend and will now travel to Old Trafford to keep their chances of Champions League qualification alive this season. Jose Mourinho’s men are fresh from a win over Burnley at Turf Moor and are sure to fight for all 3 points. Both teams have some star players missing from this tie but here is a combined lineup including stars that might play in this tie:
GK – David de Gea (Manchester United)
With hardly any competition from Claudio Bravo and Caballero, De Gea finds an easy place in this XI. He is undoubtedly one of the best in the business right now.
RB – Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)
The first choice right back for Manchester United, Valencia has been excellent this season and has been better than a host of players used in this position by Guardiola.
CB – Eric Bailly (Manchester United)
The summer buy for United, Bailly is currently the only fully fit centre-back available for Mourinho but luckily, he has been the best defender among the two teams.
CB – Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
Kompany has been looking good for Manchester City ever since he made his comeback from injury. He seems to be at ease and was extremely solid in the FA Cup loss against Arsenal. He gets in based on current form.
LB – Marcos Rojo (Manchester United)
Though more effective at centre-back, Rojo is more comfortable on the flank and has been productive there. He should edge the likes of Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian, and Luke Shaw into this position.
CDM – Ander Herrera (Manchester United)
The Spaniard has been one of the best in this position in the league and just edges past Fernandinho who has not been consistent for the Citizens this season.
CM – Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
The French pass master has made more passes than any other player in the league and is an automatic choice in this lineup.
CM – David Silva (Manchester City)
The Spanish playmaker is the creator in chief for Guardiola and he has been in fine form, to get a place in this squad.
RW – Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United)
Another summer buy who makes it to this team is Mkhitaryan, who is fast growing into an influential player for Man United. He edges past Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling.
LW – Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)
The Belgian star has been effective in front of goal for Manchester City and he should be preferred over Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in this side.
ST – Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic injured, Argentine hitman Sergio Aguero, with his 17 league goals, should lead the attack of this combined lineup.