Manchester City will be looking to set down a marker when they face United at the Etihad this weekend.
With the Tottenham game being postponed earlier this month. Pep Guardiola’s side haven’t really been tested in the league this season, so going up against a rejuvenated United team will give us more of an idea about how they are performing.
In terms of team news, John Stones looks to be out of contention after sustaining a hamstring injury on international duty. Kalvin Phillips has already been ruled out with a shoulder problem.
Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Take On United:
Ederson, Walker, Dias, Akanji, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva, Mahrez, Haaland, Foden
United are sweating over the fitness of Marcus Rashford who has been suffering with a thigh injury. Donny van de Beek and Brandon Williams both have knocks, while Martin Dubravka is also a doubt with a muscular problem. Anthony Martial (Achilles) and captain Harry Maguire (hamstring) are unavailable.
Manchester United’s Predicted XI:
De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia, Eriksen, McTominay, Fernandes, Antony, Ronaldo, Sancho
The bookies have made City the strong favourites with Betfred pricing them at 4/11. A draw is 5/1 with the same bookmaker while a victory for United is 8/1 at William Hill.
Predicted Score – 3-2 to City