Manchester United Potential XI To Face Manchester City

Jose Mourinho faces Pep Guardiola this weekend, as Manchester City travel across town to Old Trafford to play against the Red Devils.

Manchester United won their opening three Premier League matches of the season, same as their cross-town neighbors. However, City have the edge with a favorable goal difference.

The Special One has confirmed that he has no injuries in his squad following the international break. He now faces a tough decision as to who he will start against Manchester City this Saturday.

Here is how Manchester United can potentially line up against City:

Goalkeeper: David De Gea

Undoubtedly, the Spanish shot-stopper will continue his goalkeeping heroics, although he hasn’t had much to do this season due to Eric Bailly and Daley Blind’s impressive defensive partnership.

Defenders: Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw

Jose Mourinho has used this back four in all on his competitive matches this season, and there is no reason for him to make any alterations.

Antonio Valencia arrived late from International duty, but the Ecuadorian has already had a training session with the Reds and is set to continue in his right-back position.


Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney, Marcus Rashford

A slightly altered midfield could be expected from Jose this time out.

Marcus Rashford, who scored Manchester United’s late winner against Hull in their previous match, could start the game over Anthony Martial, as Rashford is seen to be a better goal scorer.

The 18-year-old also performed brilliantly over the International break, as he scored a hat-trick on his England U21 debut.

Fellaini is believed to be fully healed, after the Giant Belgian sustained a back injury. Pogba will most probably partner alongside him in front of the back four.

Mata is expected to start over Mkhitaryan, who is not injured, but is deemed not fit enough to play the full 90 minutes.

Striker: Zlatan Ibrahimović

The Giant Swede has experienced a blistering start to his United career, scoring three league goals in as many games for the Red Devils. He is expected to continue his role upfront, and is sure to terrorize City’s defense.


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