The first Manchester season of the derby takes place on Sunday as Manchester United travel to local rivals Manchester City.
Manchester City continued their fine start to the season with a comfortable 3-0 win over Wolves last weekend.
Erling Haaland was again among the goals, with Jack Grealish and Phil Foden also scoring for the champions.
Manchester United didn’t have a league fixture due to the cancellation of their match with Leeds United.
They have played twice in the Europa League since their last league game, losing to Real Sociedad before a comfortable win away to Sheriff.
Premier League form: Manchester City W3 D2 L0; Manchester United W4 D0 L1
Premier League top scorers
Manchester City – Erling Haaland 11 goals
Manchester United – Marcus Rashford 3 goals
Manchester City recorded two easy wins in the fixtures last season, including a 4-1 win at the Etihad.
Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez both scored twice, with Jadon Sancho finding the net for United against his former employers.
Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester City 4 Manchester United 1 – 06/03/22
Manchester United 0 Manchester City 2 – 06/11/21
Manchester City 0 Manchester United 2 – 07/03/21
Manchester United 0 Manchester City 0 – 12/12/20
Manchester United 2 Manchester City 0 – 08/03/20
John Stones is a doubt for City having sustained an injury whilst on international duty.
Kyle Walker will likely come in for Stones in what will be the only change from the win over Wolves.
Marcus Rashford missed United’s last two games, but is expected to return here, meaning Cristiano Ronaldo will again have to make do with a spot on the bench.
Another big call is whether to include Casemiro ahead of Scott McTominay.
Expected starting XI’s
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji, Cancelo; Rodri, Bernardo, De Bruyne; Foden, Haaland, Grealish
Manchester United (4-3-3): De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes; Antony, Rashford, Sancho
Result: Manchester City
Manchester United have improved under Erik ten Haag; however it’s hard to look past a home win here
Correct Score: 3-1
Manchester City scored six goals in the two wins over United last term, an average of three per game
Anytime Goalscorer: Erling Haaland
11 goals in seven Premier League matches, need we say more