After a routine 2-0 away win against West Ham, Manchester United now host their cross city rivals Manchester City in what promises to an absolute cracker of a derby. The Red Devils enjoyed a good last week thanks to wins both domestically and in the Champions League, but now come against the Citizens who look to be in imperious form.
Pellegrini’s men travel to Old Trafford at the back of a 5-0 demolition of relegation threatened Sunderland and certainly look favourites going into the midweek’s clash. United trail neighbours City, who are third in the Premier League table, by 12 points, with Moyes’s side having played two games more. However, can David Moyes grab an unlikely win over their ‘noisy neighbours’? Is so here is United’s strongest lineup to face the rampaging Citizens.
David De Gea helped himself to yet another clean sheet against the Hammers but the Spaniard will now face a stern test against the free scoring Citizens. United have been thrashed by City in their last few encounters and De Gea needs to have a great game if United are to have any slim chances of getting the elusive derby win.