How City will look to tackle sleeping neighbours in vital Premier League clash.
Manchester City still have some work to do if they want to catch up to current league leaders Chelsea, and with one eye on the Champions League next week the club will have to be careful about stretching their resources. United may be inconsistent at the moment, but form is irrelevant in derby games, and this City side will need to be at their best in order to come out on top.
GK: Joe Hart
Hart has the experience of Manchester derbies that Caballero lacks, and has been in good form lately.
LB: Gael Clichy
The Frenchman has undergone somewhat of a renaissance this season, and will continue to keep his spot against United.
CB: Eliaquim Mangala
There is a player in there, but he is far from the finished article. Could struggle against the likes of RVP and Falcao.
CB: Vincent Kompany
The Belgian skipper will have his hands full with looking after Mangala and trying to shut down United’s attacking talent.
RB: Pablo Zabaleta
Zabaleta is a calming influence on his side, and these are usually the games he thrives in.