Manchester United will welcome title rival Manchester City to Old Trafford on Sunday night for a Premier League show sown.
The Red Devils are currently eight points behind league leaders Manchester City and they will look to bridge that gap by securing the three maximum points in the Manchester derby.
While United are yet to lose a league game at home this season, the Citizens have won their last 13 league games and are yet to be defeated this season.
While United will be without their midfield maestro Paul Pogba due to suspension, they however have some good news as England international Phil Jones and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are available for selection.
Jose Mourinho confirmed the news yesterday during his pre-match briefing, but ruled out Eric Bailly and Michael Carrick.
In the absence of Pogba, Spain international Ander Herrera is likely to partner former Chelsea defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic at the midfield.
Zlanta Ibrahimovic will be expected to make his first starter for United this season by replacing misfiring summer signing Romeru Lukaku upfront.
Jesse Lingard has been doing fine at the number 10 position in recent weeks and we expect the young star to retain his position in Sunday’s encounter.
Marcos Rashford puts on a superb performance against CSKA Moscow during the midweek game scoring the winning goal, but he is expected to be replaced with Anthony Martial as a supporting striker.
Here is how we expect Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho to line-up his team with Rojo and Smalling partnering Jones in a three man defence.
Manchester United Predicted line-up: 3-4-1-2
Goalkeeper: De Gea
Defence: Smalling, Jones and Rojo
Midfield: Young, Matic, Herrera and Valencia
Attack: Martial, Lingard and Ibrahimovic