Manchester Derby: Man City v Man United Team News, Injury Updates and Predicted XI

The Manchester Derby is one of England's most interesting matchups. Let's take a look at some quick team news and injury updates regarding these two Premier League giants.

Manchester United Team News And Injury Updates

 Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford might not be available when Manchester United takes on Manchester City on Sunday.

Before and throughout the international break, both players had injury problems, and according to a story in The Times, neither had completely trained in the week before the derby.

In order to put together his attack, Erik ten Hag will at least have Antony to turn to after the winger arrived back from Brazil duty safely on Wednesday.

Facundo Pellistri (ankle) is close to returning, therefore the United manager will inform the media on his frontline on Friday.

An update on Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was forced to miss the recent victory over FC Sheriff in the Europa League, is anticipated in the area of defense. However, Diogo Dalot's recent strong play should maintain him at right-back.

Tyrell Malacia will need to compete with the recovered Luke Shaw for the left back position. Casemiro and Scott McTominay are vying with Ten Hag for the starting position in central midfield.

Due to a thigh injury sustained while representing England, Harry Maguire is questionable and is not expected to play.

Manchester City Team News And Injury Updates

John Stones is anticipated to sit out of Sunday's match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad.

Although there has been no confirmation of the problem, it is unlikely that the center-back will play in the derby after being forced off when playing for England against Germany during the international break with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

Aymeric Laporte has participated in first-team training, which is better news for City given the center-back has yet to play this season after having knee surgery in the summer. Though this weekend will be too soon, he is getting closer to making a comeback.

Long-term absentee Kalvin Phillips must hurry to recover from shoulder surgery in time for the World Cup.

Although Manuel Akanji has performed admirably since joining from Borussia Dortmund, Nathan Ake might be Ruben Dias' defense partner of choice. Kyle Walker is back to full fitness after missing the trip to Wolves before to the international break.

Erling Haaland, who has previously scored 11 goals in the league, experiences his first Manchester derby. The only team to prevent him from scoring this year in the Premier League or Champions League is Bournemouth.

Predicted Manchester United XI

De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Eriksen, McTominay; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo.

Predicted Manchester City XI: 

Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Foden, Silva, Haaland.

Editor's Predicted Result:

Man City 2-2 Man United

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