Manchester United take on Manchester City at the Etihad today, a stadium where we have won our last three games on the bounce, knowing how much three points mean to both clubs. With the race for title and top four heating up, the derby has more than just bragging rights at stake today.

Reports on Sunday morning suggested that United would be without several key players due to injury meaning Ralf Rangnick will have to go back to the drawing board to plan tactically for today’s game. Having come across Pep Guardiola during the Spaniard’s time at Bayern Munich, Rangnick is all too familiar with the City manager’s style of play. But without his first choice players available, the task for today has become more difficult.

Luke Shaw and Raphael Varane have tested positive for covid, while Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly has a hip injury.

De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, McTominay, Fred, Pogba, Fernandes, Sancho, Elanga.

Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Dalot, Jones, Hannibal, Lingard, Mata, Matic, Rashford.

City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Mahrez, Grealish, Foden.

Subs: Carson, Sterling, Gundogan, Jesus, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Delap, Mbete, McAtee.