Manchester City sit atop the English Premier League standings with forty-three points and are in the form of their life, while Manchester United are the closest to the league leaders with thirty-five points after fifteen games.
Manchester City won 2-1 against West Ham United in their last league game, while Manchester United defeated Arsenal 3-1 in a closely contested match where David de Gea proved his mettle once again.
Paul Pogba is suspended, in what will be a big miss for Jose Mourinho’s side. Phil Jones will face a late fitness test while Eric Bailly and Michael Carrick miss out due to injuries. Manchester City will be without the injured John Stones and Benjamin Mendy.
Manchester United Possible Starting Lineup: David de Gea, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku.
Manchester City Possible Starting Lineup: Ederson, Kyle Walker, Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi, Fabian Delph, Kevin de Bruyne, Fernandinho, David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane.
According to Manchester United vs Manchester City H2H Stats, the last five encounters between these two clubs have resulted in two wins for Manchester United, two draws and one win for Manchester City.
Although Manchester City have scored at least 2 goals in their last eight league matches, Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last eight home games in the league.
While Manchester City have won their last thirteen Premier League matches, Manchester United are undefeated in their last 24 home matches in the Premier League. The Manchester derby has always been a bitterly fought match and with Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho on either side of touchline, a mouthwatering clash is expected on Sunday.
It should be a closely contested affair with a 2-1 win for Manchester City being the most probable result.