Manchester City visits bitter rivals Manchester United on Saturday, taking center stage in this weekend’s Premier League fixtures.
Manchester City will be desperate for a positive result and put an end to a fairly worrying – albeit very brief – rut in domestic matters. They were dumped out of the League Cup for the first time in half a decade courtesy of a penalty shootout defeat at West Ham, before losing 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace in the Premier League last time out.
They did, however, blow UEFA Champions League opponents Club Brugge away in midweek (again), beating the Belgians club 4-1 at the Etihad. Next up are a Manchester United side struggling and still recovering from humiliation at the hands of Liverpool – they are on a run of two games unbeaten, though.
Here’s who Guardiola could field to get a victory at Old Trafford.
Manchester City predicted line-up: Ederson (GK),
Defender: Joao Cancelo (RB), John Stones (CB) Ruben Dias (CB), Oleksandr Zinchenko (LB)
Midfielders: Rodri (DM), Bernardo Silva (CM), Kevin De Bruyne (CM)
Forward: Gabriel Jesus (RW), Phil Foden (ST), Jack Grealish (LW)
Manchester United predicted line-up: David De Gea (GK) ,
Defender: Eric Bailly (CB), Victor Lindelof (CB), Harry Maguire (CB)
Midfielders: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RWB), Fred (CM), Scott McTominay (CM), Luke Shaw (LWB), Bruno Fernandes (AM)
Forward: Marcus Rashford (ST), Cristiano Ronaldo (ST)