Man United host Man City in the Manchester derby on Sunday (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com) with both teams in good form in recent weeks.
The away side have won six of the last seven Manchester derbies. Remember that.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side have dealt with key injuries well as they remain in the race for Champions League qualification and are in the last 16 of the Europa League and quarterfinals of the FA Cup. With Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba still out injured, United are hanging in there and their defensive improvement has been the key reason for their improved results.
As for Man City, they are clear in second place in the Premier League table but Pep Guardiola‘s side already have the League Cup trophy in the bag and are well-placed to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals after winning away at Real Madrid. Despite their two-season European ban imposed on them by UEFA, which they are appealing, City’s players and coaching staff are keeping their focus.
In team news Man United have captain Harry Maguire fit and ready to play after he missed the midweek FA Cup win, as Solskjaer goes with a 3-4-3 formation which has worked well in recent games against top six teams.
Man City shuffle their lineup and the most notable lineup news is no Kevin De Bruyne, while Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero start in attack. Cancelo starts at right back and Otamendi and Fernandinho start at center back with local lad Phil Foden playing in midfield.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 8, 2020
Your City team to take on United! 🙌
Ederson, Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho (C), Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Foden, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero
Subs | Bravo, Walker, Jesus, Silva, Mendy, Mahrez, E Garcia
— Manchester City (@ManCity) March 8, 2020