Manchester United vs Manchester City Combined XI [Graphic]Published September 8, 2016
Manchester United and Manchester City are set to face off this Saturday lunchtime, in one of the most hotly anticipated encounters in recent memory.
Whilst a Manchester derby never usually needs extra spice, the added element of the first Premier League encounter between rivals, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, has certainly fuelled the fire going in to the weekend’s big match.
Both side’s have spent over £100m this summer in a bid to change their on field fortunes, and it seems like both clubs have spent wisely, having registered nine points out of a possible nine this season.
Whilst it’s too early to talk about title implications, early form suggests that both sides will certainly be the front-runners to win the league this season, making Saturday’s match-up even more fascinating.
Ahead of this weekend’s crucial match, we at Free Bets, have selected our formidable combined Manchester City – Manchester United XI.
Only four Manchester City players make it into the combined lineup, with the likes of Raheem Sterling and Fernandinho missing out.
As for United, Wayne Rooney is selected, but there is no room for the likes of Anthony Martial, or Juan Mata.
Take a look at the star-studded XI below.