Confirmed: Manchester City and Manchester United line-ups

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Here is how Manchester City and Manchester United will line up this weekend:

Manchester City welcome Manchester United to the Etihad Stadium today as the two sides clash in a huge derby.

City are currently fourth in the Premier League, four points clear of sixth-placed United with nine matches remaining.

As a result this afternoon’s match is very much a six-pointer, with United knowing they can move to within a single point of Manuel Pellegrini’s men, who in turn would move seven points clear of the visitors with a win of their own.

United put in one of their best performances of the season in the first half against Liverpool on Thursday evening but having been eliminated from the Europa League they will know their only chance of qualifying for the Champions League is by ultimately overtaking City.

The two sides drew 0-0 at Old Trafford earlier in the campaign but that will not do either side many favours with West Ham currently splitting them and looking on course for a fine finish themselves.

Man City lineup

Starting:

  • Joe Hart
  • Gaël Clichy
  • Martín Demichelis
  • Eliaquim Mangala
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Fernandinho
  • Jesús Navas
  • David Silva
  • Yaya Touré
  • Sergio Agüero
  • Raheem Sterling

Substitutes: Willy Caballero, Aleksandar Kolarov, Pablo Zabaleta, Fernando, Manu García, Wilfried Bony, Kelechi Iheanacho.

Man Utd lineup

Starting:

  • David de Gea
  • Daley Blind
  • Matteo Darmian
  • Marcos Rojo
  • Chris Smalling
  • Michael Carrick
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Juan Mata
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Anthony Martial
  • Marcus Rashford

Substitutes: Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Memphis Depay.

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