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Predicted Man United XI vs. Man City: Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw to return

by Red Billy

Erik ten Hag has given every indication that he will field his strongest Manchester United side for the Premier League clash with Manchester City tomorrow.

And probably for the first time since the Dutchman took over as manager, it seems quite clear who he considers to be among those 11 starters.

In defence, he will almost certainly play Diogo Dalot if he has recovered from the hamstring issue that he tweaked again against Charlton in midweek.

Ten Hag has reported that it was nothing serious and that the right back was taken off as a precaution, so we expect him to start.

Luke Shaw was rested for that game but is likely to return ahead of Tyrell Malacia.

On current form, Shaw is hands down the better option.

At centre back, Ten Hag is expected to recall Raphael Varane to partner Lisandro Martinez.

Harry Maguire kept a clean sheet alongside Martinez against the Addicks but did not perform particularly well.

Casemiro and Christian Eriksen will almost certainly return in midfield and Bruno Fernandes at number 10, having served a one-match suspension.

Anthony Martial was also rested against Charlton and will no doubt take his place up front, flanked by the in-form Marcus Rashford and Antony.

United are hoping to get loanee Wout Weghorst signed up by today’s noon deadline in order to be able to take part, so he could be an interesting wild card option on the bench.

With David de Gea in goal, this is our predicted line-up:


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