Premier League champions Manchester United take on city-rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford on Tuesday night in a fixture of huge importance to both sides, and this is the starting lineup we believe Red Devils manager David Moyes will send out …
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GK: David de Gea
The young Spaniard has been one of United’s most impressive performers so far in what has been an otherwise desperately disappointing campaign for the champions.
There are few other real alternatives at right back to the Brazilian, although he does provide the team with an attacking outlet at most times down their right flank, even if his defending is at times highly questionable.
CB: Jonny Evans
The experienced Northern Ireland international should earn a recall for the visit of City to the Theatre of Dreams on Tuesday as Moyes looks to strengthen his back four for what is sure to be a firm examination of the home team’s defence.
CB: Phil Jones
Another tricky night awaits the young England international in the north west, although after a welcome and much-needed clean sheet against West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday, the versatile centre back should be full of confidence for the visit of City.
LB: Patrice Evra
United’s captain was rested to the substitutes’ bench for the Red Devils’ trip to the east end of London on the weekend after appearing to injure himself against Liverpool in their previous Premier League outing, but Moyes will be desperate to have the France international back in his starting XI against City.