Harry Maguire is fit to start while Daniel James and Anthony Martial return as Manchester United get set to take on Manchester City at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made seven changes to the side that beat Derby County in the FA Cup earlier this week as Manchester United prepare to lock horns with neighbours Manchester City at Old Trafford. The first of these shuffles comes in goal as expected, with David de Gea replacing deputy Sergio Romero.
In front of de Gea, Solskjaer seems to have chosen to revert to the 3-4-1-2 formation, with Luke Shaw playing as one of the three centre-backs. The big news in defence is that Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is fit to start. Maguire and Shaw have Victor Lindelof for company in the back three against Manchester City.
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Aaron Wan-Bissaka is another of the seven players who return for Manchester United, with the Englishman coming in for Diogo Dalot to start as the right wing-back. On the opposite flank, Brandon Williams starts as the left wing-back. Nemanja Matic comes in for Scott McTominay and the Serb partners Fred in the middle of the park.
Bruno Fernandes will be the advanced midfielder, given the license to roam free in the final third. As for the strike partnership, both Daniel James and Anthony Martial, pairing up in attack against Manchester City. James and Martial replace Juan Mata and Odion Ighalo, who are both impact substitutes alongside young Mason Greenwood.
Manchester United Starting Lineup: de Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Matic, Fred, Williams, Fernandes, James, Martial