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Manchester United vs Manchester City, 2016 Premier League: Confirmed Lineups

It's Derby Day!

It's Derby day! Manchester United and Manchester City face off in a hugely anticipated match at Old Trafford. It's Jose Mourinho vs Pep Guardiola in what should be a fantastic game.

The Theater of Dreams is ready...

... And the lineups are out!

Manchester United starting lineup (4-2-3-1):

De Gea | Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw | Fellaini, Pogba | Mkhitaryan, Rooney, Lingard | Ibrahimovic

Substitutes from: Romero, Smalling, Herrera, Schneiderlin, Mata, Martial, Rashford


Manchester City starting lineup (4-1-4-1):

Bravo | Sagna, Otamendi, Stones, Kolarov | Fernandinho | Sterling, De Bruyne, Silva, Nolito | Iheanacho

Substitutes from: Caballero, Zabaleta, Clichy, Fernando, Aleix Garcia, Navas, Sané

Claudio Bravo makes his City debut in the Derby, but the rest of the team is exactly as expected, with John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi as center-backs, Sagna and Kolarov as full-backs, the same midfield five and Kelechi Iheanacho replacing Sergio Agüero. It's a surprisingly predictable selection from Pep Guardiola, so maybe has some tactical tweaks ready for the game, instead of personnel changes.

Jose Mourinho names a very strong starting eleven but makes two surprise changes, with Jesse Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan starting instead of Juan Mata and Anthony Martial. The other nine players are all the same, including Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.