City vs United: Predicting the Manchester United XI for the derby

Marcus Rashford scored for Manchester United at the Etihad in 2016

Jose Mourinho's men secured a 2-2 draw with third-placed Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge last month thanks to Anthony Martial's two goals.

Ilkay Gundogan finished it off, but the move had taken 42 passes to construct, using every area of the pitch.

Mourinho's hand was certainly weakened on Sunday by the absence of Paul Pogba through injury, but it is an indictment of United that they do not have a player capable of stepping in to fill the void left by the inconsistent and, at times, infuriating French midfielder.

Lukaku has been dropped by José Mourinho in recent weeks, with Alexis Sánchez stepping into a central role up top, and it looks as if Lukaku will start from the bench this afternoon.

MF Ander Herrera, 5 - Had his work cut out on the right of United's midfield three trying to stop David Silva.

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And Jesse Lingard has challenged his team-mates to continue their strong away at City - United have won seven of their last 15 away derbies and have not lost on the east side of Manchester since November 2014. But he is important for us in many aspects of the game. The Spaniard is often overlooked by Mourinho, but he can hold the ball, find gaps for his attacking teammates and provide the kind of invention that the starting team was so obviously lacking.

"United have ability to create chances and they are risky from set pieces".

Fernandinho is 34 next May and his age has left Manchester City scouring the globe for a suitable replacement.

FW Anthony Martial, 6 - United's most unsafe forward again, he scored the penalty to become only the seventh player to score in five consecutive league games for the club, following Eric Cantona, Dwight Yorke, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie. Fred's slow start to life at Old Trafford has suggested that City had a lucky escape by missing out on the Brazilian because he is certainly no Fernandinho. "I am even with my players that today made the mistakes that led to Man City's goals". United's manager tried to make his team hard to break down but was always up against it after conceding so early.

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