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How should Manchester City line up in the Derby against United on Thursday?

You choose the starters!

Manchester United v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester City could basically guarantee a place in the UEFA Champions League next season if they win Thursday's Derby against Manchester United at the Etihad. The two teams are still alive in the race for a Top4 finish in the Premier League, but City have a chance to go third in the table with a game in hand on Liverpool with three points against the Red Devils.

Pep Guardiola is under pressure to finish this season on a high with a place in Europe after losing the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal last Sunday. The Catalan manager was expected to lead his team to a title when the campaign started, but that hasn't happened and now we're looking at a deep rebuild of the squad, and offering Champions League football to potential new signings is key for City.

José Mourinho has already won a title this season, the EFL Cup, but the United manager is also under pressure to lead his team to Europe next season. The Reds are alive in the Europa League but will chase a top-four finish until it's mathematically possible, but with many injures to the team he may not look to Thursday's Derby as the biggest match of the season.

This is a huge game for City, though, and we want to know which team you'd like to see starting on Thursday. Please fill out the form below with the eleven players you want to see playing for City.

Choose wisely and have fun!


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