Man Utd predicted the line-up against Man City

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Manchester United host the bitter rivals Manchester City in the Premier League’s headline match this weekend.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could really use a big result in this one, after suffering an unfortunate 5-0 Premier League clash against Liverpool in his last home game. They bounced back from that loss with a 3-0 win over Tottenham before almost earning a point at Atalanta in the middle of last week – even though the press is still on top.

They face Pep Guardiola’s men, who are third in the table, three points ahead of their hosts on Saturday. Despite their high position, they endure an uneven period at home, after suffering a league cup appearance before losing to Crystal Palace in their previous league trip.

Here is who Solskjaer can choose to line up on Saturday afternoon.

Eric Bailly performed well against Atalanta / Giuseppe Cottini / GettyImages

David De Gea (GK) – Manchester United’s number one will undoubtedly start between the sticks, despite conceding 19 in his last ten matches.

Eric Bailly (CB) – Was easily United’s best defender on Tuesday night with a huge show and is nailed to start here, especially in Raphael Varane’s absence.

Victor Lindelof (CB) – The Frenchman’s injury is a blow, although Solskjaer will be relieved that Lindelof’s knock was only small and nothing serious before the derby.

Harry Maguire (CB) – The United captain has largely been saddened in recent weeks, but he will probably still have his coach’s confidence in him.

In good from the moment / Chloe Knott – Danehouse / GettyImages

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RWB) – Another strong player against Atalanta, Wan-Bissaka showed his typical resilience even though he has to start producing at the other end of the field if he is to excel as a wingback.

Fred (CM) – Paul Pogba started in the middle of the week, but due to his domestic suspension, Fred will probably return to the group against City.

Scott McTominay (CM) – Next to the Brazilian will probably be the other half of McFred, who will need to replicate his excellent performance against Spurs in United’s latest Premier League outing.

Luke Shaw (LWB) – Had some decent moments against Atalanta but he still has everyone asking: Where have you gone, Luke?

Bruno Fernandes (AM) – Has left the pitch with an assist in seven of his last nine appearances for club and country. He adds moments of magic to dull United performances, and he is needed.

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Marcus Rashford (ST) – Has done three in his last five. But despite being overwhelming lately, this is a derby and he has proven to be a big player on similar occasions before.

Cristiano Ronaldo (ST) – A savior – for his colleagues, his manager and the club. Has done three and assisted one in United’s last two, which proved to be so crucial in the process. To meet the talismanic form we expect of him.

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