MUTV Predicted XI: Manchester United vs Manchester City – Phil Jones starts

by Ben Topliss

MUTV’s Stewart Gardner has named his predicted XI for Manchester United’s game against Manchester City this afternoon.

Phil Jones gets the nod at the heart of defence alongside Marcos Rojo while Daley Blind lines up at left-back.

Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick should offer Man United an element of control in the middle of the park while Marouane Fellaini will add some steel against the likes of David Silva and Yaya Toure.

Meanwhile, Juan Mata continues on the right side of midfield following a string of superb recent performances.

Ashley Young takes a place on the opposite flank despite calls from some fans for Angel di Maria to be reinstated in the team.

Finally, Wayne Rooney will be hoping to continue his good goalscoring form up front.

It is a strong starting XI and one that many would be happy with should it be officially announced later on today. Whatever the line up, United will need to be on top form if they are to get a positive result from the match.

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