(4-2-3-1) Fellaini, Carrick, Varela dropped|Basti to start – Best Manchester United lineup vs Manchester City?


Manchester United are yet to overcome their Europa League disappointments, however, they need to sort their mess and get ready to go against another of their arch rivals Manchester City.

Ahead of the big kick-off at Etihad, we take a closer look at the predicted Manchester United lineup vs. Manchester City. Manager Louis Van Gaal has come under a lot of criticisms for his selection of Marouane Fellaini in recent games.

Perhaps it is about time, he makes things right by selecting his best team against The Citizens. This battle will be crucial for the top 4 finish this season. City lead United by 4 points, but a win for The Red Devils, would put them in control with only 8 games remaining after the weekend.

Predicted Manchester United lineup vs. Manchester City

Predicted Manchester United lineup vs. Manchester City


Defense would only see one change from the game against Liverpool with Guillermo Varela paying the price for his error filled game at Old Trafford. In comes Matteo Darmian, who has bee making a steady return from his recent injury.


Morgan Schneiderlin was rested against Liverpool, and one thinks, he would be a sure starter against City. Bastian Schweinsteiger has been eased back in to the action, and it would be the right game for him make his first start in over 2 months.


Jesse Lingard started vs. Liverpool from the number 10 role, which did not make sense at all. Van Gaal must play him from the wings, and use Juan Mata in the number 10 position. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were the brightest players for United in the Europa League, and they will be expected to play key roles for United once again.

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