Unsurprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo is not a starter for the Manchester derby this Sunday afternoon (3 p.m.) in the Premier League.
Contested in the Portuguese selection in recent days, but holder in the last two matches of the Seleçao (without scoring), Cristiano Ronaldo is replacing with Manchester United for the derby against City, this Sunday (3 p.m.), at the Etihad Stadium, as part of the 9th day of the Premier League. “CR7” had been established in the last two meetings of the Red Devils (two Europa League matches).
It is obviously Marcus Rashford who starts in the lead, with Anthony, Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes in support. Classic also in defense from Erik ten Hag, with Raphaël Varane and Lisandro Martinez in central hinge. In the middle, Scotty McTominay is again preferred to Casemiro to accompany Christian Eriksen. Anthony Martial is also a substitute.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 2, 2022
Man United’s starting XI: De Gea – Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia – McTominay, Eriksen – Antony, Fernandes, Sancho – Rashford.
Mahrez on the bench
For his part, Pep Guardiola starts without Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte or Riyad Mahrez, all three on the bench, while John Stones, Rodri and Kalvin Phillips are unavailable.
Ilkay Gündogan goes down in 6, with Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva in front of him. Phil Foden and Jack Grealish occupy the wings, Erling Haaland the tip.
🔵 Your City line-up for the derby! 🔵
XI | Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Ake, Cancelo, Gundogan (C), De Bruyne, Bernardo, Foden, Haaland, Grealish
— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 2, 2022
Man City’s starting XI: Ederson – Walker, Akanji, Aké, Cancelo – De Bruyne, Gündogan, B. Silva – Foden, Haaland, Grealish.