PREDICTED STARTING LINE UP: Manchester United vs Manchester City – 14-01-2023 Premier League – England

Great for fans and soccer fantasy: the possible starting line ups with the players that will play the match between Manchester United and Manchester City on Saturday the 14th of January.

PREDICTED STARTING LINE UP: Manchester United vs Manchester City - 14-01-2023 Premier League - England

Manchester United and Manchester City will clash on Saturday the 14th of January at 12:30 pm in the 20th week of the Premier League. The match is going to be staged in Manchester at the Old Trafford. The referee will be Stuart Attwell.

Manchester United sits in the 4th position in the league with 35 points. It comes from a 3-0 win against AFC Bournemouth in its last match in the Premier League. Until now, it has won 11 times, drawn twice, and lost 4 times.​​

Manchester United won the last 4 consecutive matches. The last time it lost was on the 6th of November against Aston Villa and the score was 3-1.

Manchester City sits in the 2nd place in the league with 39 points. It comes from a 0-1 win against Chelsea in its last match in the Premier League. To date, it has won 12 times, draw 3 times, and lost twice.​​

Line-ups predictions​

These are the projected line-ups according to our predictions.​

Manchester United​

Manchester United has mostly adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up most used during the season (15 times or 88.24%).

Overall, it adopted the following line-ups: 4-2-3-1 (15 times), 4-1-4-1 (once) and 4-3-3 (once).

Erik ten Hag is expected to play against Manchester City with the following players: D. de Gea Quintana, L. Shaw, L. Martínez, R. Varane, A. Wan-Bissaka, C. Dannemann Eriksen, C. Casimiro, M. Rashford, B. Borges Fernandes and A. Elanga.

Presuming that the line up is confirmed, the projected average age of Manchester United would be 28.00.

There are doubts about the presence of A. Martial.

Erik ten Hag will probably not be able to employ J. Dalot Teixeira because of injury.

P. Jones, A. Tuanzebe, J. Sancho and D. van de Beek will definitely miss the match.

Erik ten Hag will not be able to have the presence of M. Greenwood who is suspended​.

Manchester City​

Manchester City has mostly adopted the 4-3-3 line-up most used during the season (11 times or 64.71%).

Overall, it adopted the following line-ups: 4-3-3 (11 times), 4-2-3-1 (3 times), 3-2-4-1 (once), 3-4-3 (once) and 3-4-2-1 (once).

Josep Guardiola i Sala is expected to play against Manchester United with the following players: E. Santana de Moraes, N. Aké, M. Akanji, K. Walker, A. Laporte, R. Hernández Cascante, K. De Bruyne, İ. Gündoğan, P. Foden, R. Mahrez and E. Håland.

Suppose that this will be the line-up, the resulting average age of Manchester City would be 28.91.

R. Santos Gato Alves Dias and J. Stones will definitely miss the match.

Josep Guardiola i Sala will not be able to have the presence of B. Mendy who is suspended​​.