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How should Manchester United line up against Manchester City?

Which tactics, formation and players should Manchester United use in their Premier League game against Manchester City.

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Manchester United go to the Etihad Stadium with the chance to leapfrog West Ham in fifth place, and cut the gap between themselves and Manchester City to a single point as they chase Champions League qualification.

Ander Herrera is the latest injury worry for United, having pulled up injured before the second leg of the Europa League tie against Liverpool.

Will Keane, Luke Shaw, Wayne Rooney, and Phil Jones are all out injured. Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia might be able to play part of the match, and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is also close to a return.

As United only played on Thursday, there may be some unexpected changes because of fitness, as well as there being inexplicable changes because the manager no longer knows what he is doing. This is a prediction, but we might as well throw spam darts at a team sheet, because that would be just as accurate.

tBB prediction

Subs: Romero, Valencia, Varela, Young, Carrick, Pereira, Rashford