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Man City vs Man Utd predicted XIs: Team news as Guardiola confirms Ruben Dias has suffered hamstring injury

By Ben Green

Man City vs Man Utd predicted XIs: Team news as Guardiola confirms Ruben Dias has suffered hamstring injury

Published: 14:10, 4 March 2022 | Updated: 10:48, 6 March 2022

Manchester City and Manchester United renew their rivalry on Sunday when they meet at the Etihad for a mouthwatering derby that could have serious ramifications for the Premier League title race and the top-four hunt(4.30pm kick-off, UK time).

Pep Guardiola and Ralf Rangnick are considered two of the sport’s great thinkers, tactical pioneers, and this weekend their respective philosophies will go under the microscope as the former looks to consolidate his side’s position atop the table, with Liverpool breathing down their necks, while the latter will be attempting to strengthen his side’s grip on that coveted, final Champions League place.

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Man City team news vs Man Utd: Dias out for four to six weeks

Guardiola has been dealt a huge blow ahead of this showdown, with star centre-back Ruben Dias confirmed to have suffered a hamstring injury in the midweek FA Cup win over Peterborough, which will likely rule him out between four and six weeks, and could prove a pivotal moment in the title race. Nathan Ake came off as a precautionary measure at London Road, so he may not be risked, meaning a centre-back partnership of John Stones and Aymeric Laporte is most likely here.

Predicted Man City XI vs Man Utd:

  • Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, Silva, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Foden, Sterling. (4-3-3)

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Man Utd team news vs Man City: Cavani could make the squad

Scott McTominay and Edinson Cavani have been sidelined recently through illness and a groin injury respectively, but Rangnick has confirmed that both players have returned to training and are very much in line to make Sunday’s matchday squad.

“He [Cavani] is back in training since yesterday, today was his second training session with the team. He looks good to be involved on Sunday” Rangnick said.

Predicted Man Utd XI vs Man City:

  • De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Varane, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Pogba, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo. (4-2-3-1)

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