It gets to the stage where you feel like a broke record harping on about 4-4-2 or 4-5-1 for ever and a day, yet here we are on the eve of the derby and it once again feels like it is dominating the discussion over team selection.
It is unlikely that Wilfried Bony will be fit which could mean a reprieve for Edin Dzeko, despite his abject performance against Crystal Palace earlier this week. Dzeko does have a very good record against United at Old Trafford but given the doubts over him and Bony does Pellegrini opt for the extra man in midfield? My guy feeling is that he will do.
Vincent Kompany too could miss out through injury although the likelihood is that he will be patched up to play. There has been plenty of discussion about the age of City's side lately but the team Pellegrini will probably opt for is one that at least has plenty of derby experience: