Manchester United vs Manchester City: Preview, Dream11 and stats
Manchester United host arch-rivals Manchester City in an intense battle in gameweek 29 of the Premier League 2019-20 season. United have a chance to rise up the table with a victory at Old Trafford. Second-placed City will want to keep their form intact. Ahead of an another pulsating Manchester derby, we look at the complete match preview.
Manchester derby: Team news and selection
Harry Maguire, who suffered an ankle injury in training, could be fit for the match. Axel Tuanzebe is fit, however, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have not trained this week and will be assessed. For City, Kevin de Bruyne is a doubt with a back problem. "He's not perfect but he feels better," City manager Pep Guardiola said regarding the Belgian.
United's mid-field and City's attacking force could light proceedings
United will need to produce substance and authority across the pitch. The hosts can be productive in mid-field. Fred, Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic are all available. With Bruno Fernandes further up, there is a sense of authority. Meanwhile, City have a rich attacking force and that could once again test United, who have been strong defensively in recent times.
United vs City: Dream11 and possible line-ups
Dream11 (4-2-3-1): Ederson, Wan-Bissaka, Fernandinho, Maguire, Shaw, Rodri, Fred, Mahrez, Bruno (vice-captain), Martial and Aguero (captain). Manchester United predicted XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, McTominay, Fred, Fernandes, Greenwood, Martial. Manchester City predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Stones, Mendy, Rodri, Gundogan, B Silva, Mahrez, Jesus, Aguero.
Stat attack: Manchester United vs Manchester City
Man United could lose four consecutive home games against City across competitions for only the second time in their history. The Reds are unbeaten in nine matches in all competitions (W6 D3). Since start of 2018-19, David de Gea has made seven errors leading to a goal in the Premier League. Guardiola has won all three of his EPL away games at Old Trafford.
Venue, timing and TV listing
The Manchester derby is set to be held on Sunday at Old Trafford. The game will start at 10:00 PM IST. One can watch the same live on the Star Sports Network and stream the same on Hotstar (paid subscription).