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Man City MCI Bailly (OG 7'), Bernardo (45')
Premier League Gameweek 11
Nov 6, 2021 KO: 12:30

Man Utd - Man City

Old Trafford Manchester
Referee: Michael Oliver
  7' Bailly (OG)
  45' Bernardo

Match preview

Still no Varane or Pogba? How Man Utd and Man City could line up in derby

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's injury-ravaged side will have to be at their very best to overcome Man City on Saturday at Old Trafford

Manchester United’s latest test comes in the form of Manchester City and a local derby which could once again place Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s head back on the chopping board if his team can’t perform.

The Old Trafford side will undoubtedly have to be at their very best in Saturday’s clash if they are to beat the reigning English champions with a number of key players still out through injury or suspension.

In defence Solskjaer will likely stick with David de Gea despite his clanger against Atalanta in midweek, with a back three of Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire in front to accommodate for the injured Raphael Varane. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw will take up their likely roles on either flank.

In midfield, Man Utd will still be without the suspended Paul Pogba which means a duo of Fred and Scott McTominay will be asked to guard against City’s attacks, while a front three of Bruno Fernandes, Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo do their best to score goals.

Man City go into this match in far better form but they too have injury concerns of their own to deal with.

For example, in defence Pep Guardiola will have to contend with an injury to Kyle Walker and a suspension for Aymeric Laporta. As such, we should see a back four of Oleksandr Zinchenko, Ruben Dias, John Stones and Joao Cancelo in front of Ederson in goals.

City have no issues in midfield, so will likely stick with a midfield trio of Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Kevin de Bruyne, alongside Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and Gabriel Jesus in attack.

How Man Utd and Man City could line up

Match statistics

Man Utd
Statistics
Man City
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
8
11
Draws
4
2
Losses
8
7
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
34
48
Goals Per Game
1.70
2.40
More > 2.5 Goals
13
10
More > 3 Goals
7
10
Scored First in a Match
11
11
Scored Both Halves
7
10
Won More > 1 Goal
3
9
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
32
19
Did Not Score
3
7
Both Teams Scored
15
7
Kept Clean Sheet
2
8
Won Without Conceding
2
6
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
740
731
Possession
53
55
Passes
543
560
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
15
18
Shots on Target
5.00
6.40
Goals out of Shots
0.15
0.13
Crosses
17
11
Offsides
2.44
2.58
Penalties
0.05
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.10
0.40
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
16
15
Interceptions
10
6.33
Own Goals
0.05
0.05
Aerials Won
14
13
Total Shots Conceded
13
7.95
Shots on Target Conceded
4.68
3.06
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.12
0.11
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.75
9.05
Yellow Cards
2.00
1.50
Red Cards
0.10
0.10

Injuries

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In suspension danger

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