The end of the season is nearing, and Manchester City have the opportunity to secure a famous title victory against Manchester United today knowing only three points separates them from Premier League glory.
City play hosts to rivals Manchester United hoping to add the ultimate embarrassment and shame upon Jose Mourinho’s side by winning the Premier League crown against their title challengers and nearest rivals.
The Blues are coming off the back of an abysmal European performance in midweek where City lost 3-0 to Liverpool in the first-leg of the Champions League. With the second leg just days away, Pep Guardiola has hinted City may need to rest players in the derby to ensure maximum the possibility of qualification is achieved, despite the unlikely occurrence.
United will be hoping to beat City to ensure the title – even though it’s expected to end up in Guardiola’s hands – isn’t won by the Blues beating them on their home turf.
Nonetheless, this is the starting team Pep Guardiola is likely to pick for tonight’s clash at the Etihad Stadium.