Arsenal are currently on top of the Barclays Premier League and will be hoping for a draw in today’s Manchester Derby to retain the first place.
Manchester United defeated the Citizens last season at Old Trafford and are in decent form going into the all important clash.
City are without two world class players in the form of Sergio Kun Aguero and David Silva so the Red Devils should fancy their chances.
As far as Man United’s team news is concerned, once again, there is no sign of Dutch star Memphis Depay in the starting XI. Van Gaal has opted to keep him on the bench alongside compatriot Daley Blind.
Vice captain Michael Carrick is on the bench as well and Schweni, Schneiderlin and Herrera start in the midfield today. Juan Mata will be playing in the no. 10 role behind the two strikers.
Here is Man United’s confirmed starting XI formation vs Man City.
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