Manchester United Starting XI Prediction (Manchester Derby)

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You know circumstances are really dire when the manager of a given football team 1.) feels compelled to apologize to all the supporters of the side and 2.) openly questions whether or not the players actually even care right now.

Yet that is the state in which we, all who follow Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United, find ourselves right now. On one hand, facing the juggernaut that is Manchester City, especially at a time like this when they are highly motivated, it certainly not the way to fix what is broken.

On the other hand, if motivation and desire is the issue, well how can you not get fired up for the Manchester derby?

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If you can’t get up for this match, against an arch-rival, then something is seriously wrong inside because clearly the fire is extinguished and who knows how it could be rekindled. There is certainly no easy, quick fix for United either. It’s going to be a long, slow process to try and get back to what they once were.

It will be extremely interesting to see what Solskjaer does with his starting XI on Wednesday night as pretty much anyone is droppable at this point. Solskjaer said some of his players needed a “reality check” on Friday, but this warning seemed to have fallen on deaf ears in the rout at Everton on Easter Sunday.

The Bank   Manchester United Starting XI Prediction Manchester Derby

Attack:   Anthony Martial  Romelu Lukaku  Marcus Rashford

Midfielders:  Paul Pogba   Nemanja Matic   Scott McTominay

Defenders:  Luke Shaw  Chris Smalling  Phil Jones Victor Lindelof

Goalkeeper: David de Gea

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Manchester Derby FYIs

Kickoff- Wednesday Apr 24, Old Trafford 8pm

Injury report for both sides: go to this link

Starting XI Predictions: Manchester City   Manchester United

Form Guide:  Manchester United LWLWL   Manchester City WWWWW

Google Result Probability:  Manchester City win 66%,  Draw 20%, Manchester United win 14%

Prediction- Manchester City 3, Manchester United 1

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  1. I go for DG,Shaw,Lindelof,Smalling,Dolot,Scot,Paul,Fred,Rashford,Ales and Lingerd

  2. my best line ups to face man city:DEGEA,SMALLING,LINDELOF,SHAW,DALOT,POGBA,SCOTT,MATIC, MARTIAL,LINGARD,RUSHFORD

  3. Man u is vexing me

  4. My best lineup
    D.Sega
    D.Dalot Smalling lindelof Shaw
    Mactominay P.Pogba
    Lukaku. Mata. Martial
    Rashford

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