Man United vs Man City: Possible Lineups & Team News

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Man United vs Man City

Manchester United host rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford on Wednesday night in a derby.

Concise News reports that Pep Guardiola crosses town needing a victory to keep the Premier League title race in his side’s hands. Lose or draw and it will be an advantage to Liverpool as the battle intensifies for the top crown.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have a response on his mind after watching his team surrender unacceptably to Everton on Sunday.

His side should have all the motivation they need – though in what promises to be an enthralling meeting.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Team news

Stand-in captain, Ashley Young could return at right full-back after being left out from the starting eleven against Everton. Ander Herrera could also return in the middle of the park.

Defenders Antonio Valencia and Eric Bailly remain sidelined and will miss out.

For City, Kevin De Bruyne will miss the game after limping out of the clash with Tottenham on Saturday with a hamstring injury. He could miss the remainder of the season as the club await further test results.

Benjamin Mendy is working his way back to full match fitness and could return in place of Oleksandr Zinchenko at left-back.

Probable line-ups

Manchester United: De Gea, Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw, Herrera, McTominay, Pogba, Lingard, Lukaku, Rashford

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho, Silva, Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane


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Ridwan is a trained communicator who specialises in football and squash. He has been published by African Examiner. He provides professional coverage of general news, politics and sports, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first Nigerian interview with South Africa's no. 1 male squash player, Jean-Pierre Brits. He is a proud Nigerian and campaigner for #NigeriaIsOurs.


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