Manchester United make the short trip to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday for what could be a season-defining clash with Pep Guardiola’s reigning Premier League champions.
The Red Devils enjoyed a fine result in midweek, defeating Juventus by a 2-1 scoreline in Turin in a Champions League group stage fixture. However, Jose Mourinho’s side are still very much underdogs heading into this weekend’s derby.
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Mourinho has plenty of selection dilemmas to negotiate as he considers how best to nullify and protect himself against the countless threats that the Cityzens pose. He must also find a way of threatening City themselves.
United will need their centre-forward to be at the top of his game, but Mourinho has a big call to make as to who that man is.
Despite both Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez being amongst the club’s biggest and highest-paid stars, Marcus Rashford ought to be the man leading the line on Sunday. The dreadful goalscoring form of the aforementioned pair ought to rule them out of starting such a big match, whilst the 21-year-old’s pace will give the home defence something to worry about.
What do you think, United fans – who should be your starting striker against City?