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Manchester United Vs Manchester City: Best Combined XI Of EPL Sides Ahead Of Derby Clash

The English Premier League (EPL) is all set to feature a blockbuster clash on January 14 as Manchester United are all set to host arch-rivals Manchester City.

Manchester United vs Manchester City

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The English Premier League (EPL) is all set to feature a blockbuster clash on January 14 as Manchester United will host arch-rivals Manchester City at the Old Trafford Stadium. The Manchester United vs Manchester City game will begin live at 6:00 PM IST on Saturday. Ahead of what promises to be an exciting derby clash, here is a look at the best combined playing 11 of the two sides.

Manchester United vs Manchester City squads

Manchester United: De Gea, Heaton, Butland, Lindelof, Jones, Maguire, Martinez, Malacia, Varane, Dalot, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, Mengi, Fernandez, Eriksen, Fred, Casemiro, Pellistri, Van de Beek, McTominay, Hannibal, Martial, Rashford, Antony, Elanga, Shoretire, Garnacho

Manchester City: Ortega, Ederson, Carson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo, Laporte, Gomez, Akanji, Lewis, Phillips, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Foden, Palmer, Haaland, Grealish, Alvarez, Mahrez

Manchester United vs Manchester City predicted playing 11

Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Akanji, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Mahrez, Haaland, Foden

Best Manchester United vs Manchester City combined playing 11 from current squad

Goalkeeper: David de Gea

Left-back: Luke Shaw

Center-backs: Lisandro Martinez, John Stones

Right-back: Joao Cancelo

Midfielders: Kevin de Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Phil Foden

Forwards: Riyad Mahrez, Marcus Rashford, Erling Haaland

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Manchester United vs Manchester City preview

Manchester United arrive into the Manchester derby on the back of an outstanding four-game winning streak in the Premier League that has helped them move into fourth place in the standings with 35 points. While the Red Devils are still nine points behind leaders Arsenal, they do crucially now have a two-point lead over fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have played a game more.

On the other hand, Manchester City arrive into the Manchester derby on the back of a mixed run in the Premier League that includes three wins, one draw, and a defeat. This recent drop in form has resulted in the Cityzens being five points behind leaders Arsenal in the fight for the EPL title. If Pep Guardiola's side were to beat their arch-rivals in the derby, they could reduce the Gunners' lead to just two points before Mikel Arteta's side face Tottenham Hotspur in a North London derby on January 15.