Manchester United and Manchester City go face to face in a Manchester derby this weekend that takes on a really completely different flavour to the final assembly between the pair in October.
United had gone into that recreation off the again of a superb string of outcomes that included wins over Liverpool and Arsenal. But it was nonetheless the very early phases of the Erik ten Hag undertaking and City have been themselves unbeaten within the Premier League.
As it was, City ran riot on the Etihad Stadium. Erling Haaland and Phil Foden had every scored twice by half-time and United solely got here again into it as soon as each had accomplished hat-tricks and it was 6-1.
But quick ahead to now, United are maybe in the very best form they’ve been in at any level since Sir Alex Ferguson retired 10 years in the past. City, for all that they’ve overwhelmed Chelsea twice in fast succession have had a couple of wobbles and have been dreadfully poor towards Southampton on Wednesday.
Man Utd vs Man City H2H Results (Last Five Games)
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Man Utd staff information
Bruno Fernandes will return after being suspended within the Carabao Cup and can seemingly additionally captain the aspect. Anthony Martial must also be again after being rested in midweek.
Raphael Varane is predicted to be out there, however Diogo Dalot comes into this one a minor doubt.
Donny van de Beek and Jadon Sancho stay sidelined.
Man Utd beginning 11 (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.
Man City staff information
Ruben Dias is the one City participant lacking by way of harm, however Pep Guardiola may wield the axe after the disappointing staff efficiency within the Carabao Cup.
Man City Starting 11 (4-3-3): Ederson; Lewis, Stones, Akanji, Ake; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish.
Manchester United have misplaced 4 out of the final 5 derbies and have conceded 10 occasions within the final two alone. But one thing feels completely different about them now and it may very well be the proper alternative to come back up towards a Manchester City aspect going by way of one thing of a mini-crisis.
Prediction: Man Utd 2-1 Man City