Manchester City (MCI) and Manchester United (MUN) will go head-to-head in one of the most fiercely contested rivalries in English football on Sunday (October 2) at the Etihad in Manchester.
United have done well to recover from a horrendous start; they're in fifth position with 12 points from six games after losing their first two. They'll look to break into the top four with a surprise win here. Manchester City, meanwhile, will look to move within a point of table-toppers Arsenal by beating their rivals at home.
City battered United in both their meetings last season and will look to continue in the same vein here.
Squads to Choose from
Manchester City (MCI)
Goalkeepers: Ederson Moraes, Stefan Ortega, Scott Carson
Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodrigo Hernandez, Jack Grealish, Kalvin Phillips, Cole Palmer
Forwards: Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez, Riyad Mahrez
Manchester United (MUN)
Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Martin Dubravka, Tom Heaton
Defenders: Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Harry Maguire, Lisandro Martinez, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Axel Tuanzebe, Brandon Williams, Teden Mengi, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof
Midfielders: Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek, Jadon Sancho, Facundo Pellistri, Antony, Zidane Iqbal
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Elanga, Shola Shoretire, Alejandro Garnacho
Predicted Playing XIs
Manchester City (4-3-3)
Ederson, Kyle Walker, Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Jack Grealish, Erling Haaland, and Phil Foden
Manchester United (4-2-3-1)
David De Gea, Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, Scott McTominay, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes, Antony, and Jadon Sancho
Match: Manchester City (MCI) vs Manchester United (MUN)
Date: October 2, 2022
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Manchester City (MCI) vs Manchester United (MUN) Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Manchester City will walk into this game as the favourites despite United's ability to hit them on the counter. As a result, both suggestions have more City players than United. Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, and Jadon Sancho are all essentials, in my view.
One of Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen could operate as the false 9 for United in Marcus Rashford's absence. Manchester City has a host of attacking options listed as midfielders, so it's not possible to accommodate all of them in one team.
Erling Haaland is the only player listed as a forward who's likely to start, with Riyad Mahrez a rotation risk. Haaland is among the best captaincy options for this game, with De Bruyne and Jadon Sancho the other picks I've gone with.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Ederson Moraes, Lisandro Martinez, Joao Cancelo, Diogo Dalot, Ruben Dias, Bruno Fernandes, Kevin De Bruyne, Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden, Antony, Erling Haaland
Captain: Erling Haaland. Vice-Captain: Jadon Sancho.
Fantasy Suggestion #2: David De Gea, Raphael Varane, Joao Cancelo, Tyrell Malacia, Ruben Dias, Christian Eriksen, Kevin De Bruyne, Jadon Sancho, Bernardo Silva, Jack Grealish, and Erling Haaland
Captain: Kevin De Bruyne. Vice-Captain: Erling Haaland