The reigning Premier League champions, Manchester City, will take on neighbours Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s side will be out for revenge after the Red Devils inflicted defeat on them last season.
With so many incredibly talented stars to choose from, Guardiola has plenty of big selection decisions to make ahead of this weekend’s huge derby clash. As well as deciding upon the best combination of his array of attackers, the Spanish manager must also make the right calls when it comes to naming his rearguard.
At the heart of the defence, 24-year-old duo John Stones and Aymeric Laporte have been in fine form so far this season and have largely kept Nicolas Otamendi and veteran club captain Vincent Kompany, who earns £120,000-a-week according to Spotrac, on the substitutes’ bench.
Kompany, in particular, boasts a wonderful record against the Red Devils and is a hero amongst the Cityzens faithful. He regularly produces his best against the club’s local rivals and, even at the age of 32 and perhaps not in the best of form, he ought to be given the chance to shine against United once more on Sunday.
What do you think, City fans – should Kompany start against United?