Belgian midfielder injured his shoulder in latter stages of Carabao Cup final
Manchester United vs Manchester City
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 4.30pm, Sunday 8th March 2020
Venue: Old Trafford, Trafford
Referee: Michael Dean Assistants: D Cann, D Robathan Fourth Official: A Taylor
Odds: United 4/1, Draw 10/3, City 4/6
Tickets: Sold out
TV: Sky Sports
Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Squad (from): De Gea, Romero, Lindelof, Bailly, Jones, Maguire, Dalot, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Williams, Mata, Lingard, Pereira, Fred, Fernandes, James, Gomes, Matic, McTominay, Martial, Ighalo, Greenwood
Injured: Pogba, Grant, Rashford, Fosu-Mensah
Doubtful: James, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire
Form guide: WDLDW
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Bravo, Carson, Ederson, Cancelo, Fernandinho, Garcia, Mendy, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Rodri, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus
Injured: Laporte, Sane
Doubtful: De Bruyne
Form guide: WDDWL
Kevin De Bruyne is recovering from a shoulder injury sustained in the closing stages of the League Cup final, but remains a doubt for the trip to Old Trafford according to Pep Guardiola.
“He is getting better,” he said.
“Today we didn’t train and tomorrow he will improve. This morning he was with the physio and he said he feels better. Not perfect, but he feels better. We will see.”
Aymeric Laport is ruled out with a hamstring injury, whilst Leroy Sane continues his rehabilitation after appearing for the EDS at Arsenal last week.
“He is making big progress but still he’s not 100% fit," Guardiola added.
"He has to be ready and fit to play official games right now.
“Maybe that will be good [more EDS games]. I think weeks and games will be good.
“He will feel it first himself because every week he is getting better and after I will try to give him minutes to get back as soon as possible. But, for this game, no.”
City won the last derby at Old Trafford, with Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez netting for the Blues, along with an own goal from Andreas Perreira. Overall City have won 52 of the 170 games played against United, with 49 draws and 69 defeats.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy, Gundogan, Foden, Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus
Score prediction: United 1 City 1