Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Manchester City


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Manchester United were the last team to go into the Etihad and secure a victory in Premier League competition. That win, last April, prevented Manchester City from celebrating the title at home, directly in front of their bitter rivals. Of course, the result was moot in the long run as City would go on to win the Premier League title by a record margin, and set numerous other PL records in the process.

The defending champions enter Sunday’s Manchester Derby once again on top of the table, and once again looking like the overwhelming favorite to win it all. On the other side, United are brimming with confidence after having just won 2-1 at Juventus in Champions League play Wednesday night. Juve are the favorites to win that competition, so that victory was indeed huge.


Let’s take a look at who United boss Jose Mourinho could place in his first team, in a quest to achieve another monumental road triumph this week.

The Sports Bank MUFC Starting XI Prediction Manchester Derby (4-3-3)

Forwards:  Anthony Martial,  Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata

Midfielders:    Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba

Defenders:  Luke Shaw,  Victor Lindelof,  Chris Smalling,  Antonio Valencia

Goalkeeper: David de Gea


Manchester Derby FYIs

City Starting XI Prediction: go to this link 

Manager Press Conference Videos, Quotes: Pep Guardiola- go to this link

Jose Mourinho at this link

Kickoff: Sunday, November 11, 4 pm local, Etihad Stadium


Injury Report for Both Teams: go to this link

Odds via Odds Shark: United 5/1  Draw 3/1  City 53/20

Prediction: City 1, United 1

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC and Chicago, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation. 

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