There won’t be many Manchester United fans who are going in to this game feeling confident, given the contrasting form of the two Manchester clubs.
Defensively, United haven’t been conceding as many goals recently but going forward we have been poor. Anthony Martial has just two goals in his last 15 appearances in all competitions, both of them coming in the 9-0 win over Southampton, while Edinson Cavani followed his suspension with an injury. Bruno Fernandes has been off the boil and has come under attack particularly for his performances against the “big six”.
However, after beating City home and away last season, as well as the goalless draw at Old Trafford earlier this season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shown he is capable of getting a result against Pep Guardiola.
Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Fernandes, James, Martial, Rashford.
Subs: Grant, Bailly, Telles, Williams, Tunazebe, Matic, Diallo, Greenwood, Shoretire.
City: Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus
Subs: Steffen, Walker, Aguero, Laporte, Bernardo, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Foden