Ahead of the Manchester derby, is it possible that Cristiano Ronaldo, has lost the confidence of the manager? With Ronaldo out of favour, Ralf Rangnick has opted to start Elanga up top.
The improving form of Jadon Sancho, coupled with the emergence of Elanga may give United some hope going into today’s match. Rashford warms the bench again as he struggles to recapture the form he showed earlier in his United career.
With City 3 points clear, and looking imperial at the top of the Premier League, it will take some performance from United to loosen the grip of the champions elect on the title.
Man City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Joao Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, Grealish, Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Foden.
Subs: Sterling, Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Carson, Delap, Mbete-Tabu, McAtee.
Man Utd: de Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Alex Telles, McTominay, Fred, Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Pogba, Elanga.
Subs: Bailly, Jones, Mata, Rashford, Lingard, Dalot, Henderson, Matic, Mejbri.