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Preview: Manchester City vs Manchester United - predictions, team news, line-ups

Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Two bitter rivals with a penchant for victory blow their horns in Sunday’s game manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium city ​​of manchester to host Manchester United.

The Red Devils have not appeared in a Premier League game since their 3-1 victory over Arsenal on 4 September. Pep Guardiolahad beaten Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 before the international break.

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Another day, another goal Erling Braut HaalandThe 22-year-old, who now has a staggering 11 goals in the Premier League season, scored his side’s second goal in a 3-0 win over Wolves. Jack Grealish55 seconds into the opener contest.

Hopes of a spectacular comeback for the Wolves were dashed. Nathan Collins An inexcusably high challenge to Grealish received a straight red card and a 69 minute strike. Phil Foden Completed the reigning champion’s task.

Pep Guardiola’s side temporarily returned to the top of the table with a 3-0 victory, but Arsenal’s win over Brentford by the same scoreline leaves Arsenal in second place, one point behind the north London club. I was about to go to war. .

At least one of Arsenal or third-placed Tottenham Hotspur could drop points in Saturday’s North London derby at lunchtime, with Man City claiming a tenth straight home win in all competitions to claim their original spot. You may get it back. .

It’s no surprise to learn that Man City are the Premier League’s top home scorers this season. He only scored 14 in three games and conceded two goals in two games, less than a tie. At least he has three goals.

Manchester United head coach Eric Ten Haag pictured on 8th September 2022© Reuters

The reigning champion couldn’t have prepared better for this contest.

Following the death and state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, the Red Devils will play their first Premier League match in almost a month this weekend after losing to Real Sociedad and beating Sheriff Tiraspol 3-1 in the Europa League. Become. Above the Arsenal.

Having won four consecutive titles at Old Trafford, we have seen our fortunes turn dramatically around. Eric Ten Hug He was awarded the Premier League Manager of the Month award for September after leading his side to fifth in the table.

Three straight away wins and three clean sheets represent a potential recipe for Ten Hug’s success at the Etihad, but none since Sir. Alex Ferguson I was able to lead the Red Devils to victory in my first Manchester derby in charge of the club.

Man City have doubled Man United in the 2021-22 season with an aggregate scoreline of 6-1. He delivered a crushing 4–1 defeat to his rivals at the Etihad in March. The away side wins more often, he 21 times to be exact.

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Marcus Rashford celebrates Manchester United's goal on 22 August 2022© Reuters

Man City hope to be boosted by a long-awaited return. Aymeric Laporte Coming back from a knee injury in the Manchester derby, the centre-back’s comeback will be timely John Stones He injured his hamstring in England’s draw against Germany.

Laporte will most likely have to settle for a few minutes as a stand-in, given his long layoff. Manuel Akanji When Ruben Diaz Stay centered in the backline and Guardiola will be absent Calvin Phillips A few weeks for shoulder surgery.

Kyle Walker‘s return to fitness means Guardiola will cover at right-back in the Stones’ absence, but Haaland became the first player in history to score a hat-trick in three consecutive Premier League home games this weekend. could become a player.

at Old Trafford, Anthony Marshall When Marcus Rashford Both strikers could return to the Derby as they have made great progress in recovering from injury and have been training with the team this week.

Rashford can surely start over Cristiano Ronaldo If he is healthy enough the Portuguese will be considered for a place, but if there is still something hoped for in the Englishman’s recovery.

Harry Maguire He endured a tumultuous time in England, which resulted in him returning to Manchester United with a hamstring injury. Raphael Varane When Lisandro Martinez Always expected to be paired behind.

Martin Dubravka, Donnie Van de Beek, Brandon Williams When Aaron Wan-Bissaka There is one more injury concern for Man United, with Ten Hag facing another choice dilemma. Casemiro When Scott McTominaythe former is pushing the start hard here.

Candidates for Manchester City’s starting XI:
Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Diaz, Cancelo. Silva, Rodri and De Bruyne.Foden, Harland, Grealish

Candidates for the Manchester United starting XI:
De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Marathia. Casemiro, Eriksen. Anthony, Fernandez and Sancho.Rashford

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Manchester City 3-1 Manchester United

As impressive as the recent comeback has been, Manchester United were given two goals against Arsenal by a leaky Gunners backline. Ten Hag has some concerns regarding the fitness and form of his offensive line.

The Red Devils are still finding their feet under Tenhag as they prepare for a true test of mettle against the Man City team who are almost always in free-scoring mood at the Etihad and can only imagine the champions coming out on top at the derby on Sunday.

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