Date: 7 March, 2021
Time: 10:00 pm (IST)
Venue: Etihad Stadium
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Manchester City will be up against Manchester United in one of the most awaited Premier League derby this Sunday at the Etihad Stadium. The two teams which are among the top three in the points table at this stage have had a contrasting journey, especially in the build up to this match. While City have been in ruthless form as they continue their winning run, United have struggled to stitch wins together.
To put things into perspective, as many as 14 points separate the number 1 and number 3 placed teams and to keep their chances of winning the title alive, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men must go for the kill. A win here for the Red Devils will also take them a point clear of second-placed Leicester. For City though, the motivation would be far different. Apart from continuing their superb form, they would view this as an opportunity to prove a point against the Red Devils, who had completed a double over them last season.
The Citizens have do not have any known injury concerns. Moreover, Nathan Ake is also back to training but is unlikely to feature straight away into the starting XI and should spend some more time on the sidelines before getting a place in the starting XI.
As far as Manchester United are concerned, Phil Jones, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and David De Gea will not be available for selection for this match. While the first three names are nursing injuries, David de Gea has opted to go back to Spain for personal reasons.
Probable Playing XI:
Manchester City: Ederson Moraes, Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Riyadh Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus
Manchester United: Dean Henderson, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Daniel James, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial
Goalkeepers: Ederson Moraes, Dean Henderson
Defenders: Ruben Dias, John Stones, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire
Midfielders: Ilkay Gundogan, Bruno Fernandes, Kevin De Bruyne, Riyadh Mahrez, Scott McTominay
Forwards: Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Anthony Martial
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