Manchester City and Manchester United have made very different starts to the 2019/20 Premier League season.
Pep Guardiola‘s men are in the title race – although they are only just about hanging onto Liverpool‘s coattails – while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s men face a battle to get back into the top-four conversation.
Saturday’s Manchester derby is set to be a crucial game for both clubs, with far more than bragging rights at stake at the Etihad Stadium ahead of a busy festive fixture list.
The Citizens can scarcely afford to fall further behind the early pacesetters while the Red Devils will be desperate to build on the positive progress they made against Spurs.
Talking of progress, some players have come on leaps and bounds this season. However, plenty of others appear to be going backwards after significant slides in form. Jesse Lingard, we’re looking at you.
So, as the two sets of players prepare to do battle in M11, we’ve ranked the lot of them to try and find out who is playing the best football of their respective careers and who is having an absolute ‘mare.
Has anyone been better than Kevin De Bruyne? Does Marcus Rashford outrank any of Guardiola‘s front men?
How do Man City‘s struggling defenders compare to new Man Utd signings Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka? Is Claudio Bravo in deeper trouble than Nemanja Matic?
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