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27th Apr 2017

TEAM NEWS: The starting lineups for tonight’s Manchester derby have been announced

Not long to go...


The final Manchester derby of the season is nearly upon us, with United visiting City knowing that a win would see them leapfrog their neighbours in the Premier League table.

Days on from beating Burnley 2-0, United are – as was expected – without Paul Pogba for the match after he was substituted late on at Turf Moor. He joins an injury list that also contains top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Juan Mata and central defenders Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling.

Anthony Martial, who scored and assisted United’s goals when he deputised for Ibrahimovic on Sunday, keeps his place in the team. As well this, Marcus Rashford comes back in to the starting lineup, a year after scoring the winner in the same fixture. There’s also a start for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who’s expected to occupy the hole behind Martial and link up with United’s midfield.

As for the home side, Sergio Agüero will spearhead their attack with City fans hoping he will continue his impressive goal-scoring form. The Argentine has recovered from the knock that saw him withdrawn during extra-time of the semi-final defeat to Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday.

David Silva, however, does miss out. The Spaniard picked up a hamstring injury in the same game and is not deemed fit enough to feature for Pep Guardiola’s side.