Paul Pogba and Fred return, but Anthony Martial is only fit enough to make the bench as Manchester United prepare to take on Manchester City at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made two changes to the side that started in the 3-2 loss to RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League, as Manchester United get set to lock horns with Manchester City at Old Trafford. There is no shuffle in goal, where David de Gea starts ahead of Dean Henderson once again.
The first change comes in the formation, with Manchester United seemingly reverting to a back four. Alex Telles drops as a result, with Luke Shaw starting as the left-back. On the opposite flank, Aaron Wan-Bissaka starts again, with Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof forming the central defensive partnership.
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Up ahead in midfield, Paul Pogba and Fred return to the starting lineup, with Nemanja Matic dropping out. Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes are the other two midfielders, with the latter likely to reprise the no. 10 role as part of a midfield diamond.
Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood form the strike partnership once again, with Anthony Martial only being fit enough to make the bench. Edinson Cavani, though, is not even a substitute, as he continues his battle to recover from a minor injury.
Manchester United Starting Lineup: de Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Greenwood, Rashford