Ahead of Saturday’s big derby, it’s time to look at the Combined XI of Manchester City and Manchester United players.
The 179th Manchester derby promises to be a cracker as City and United look to regroup following a difficult start to the Premier League season.
So Saturday’s showdown at the Etihad Stadium could give either one of the teams the boost they so desperately need. Either way – it’s a make or break scenario, especially for the hosts.
Pep Guardiola’s men sit 11 points behind leaders Liverpool in the Premier League to leave them at risk of surrendering their crown. However, an impressive 4-1 win over Burnley midweek suggests United better be on guard.
Although the Red Devils themselves haven’t fared badly either, with six wins in their last 10 games across all competitions.
Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham was a particularly sweet one for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he got one over his predecessor Jose Mourinho.
So, in light of the big Manchester derby, we have named our strongest combined XI from the two teams. It will consist of a 4-3-3 formation, and only players who are available for Saturday.