Manchester United are hosting rivals Manchester City to Old Trafford in the much awaited Premier League Derby today afternoon, as Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils looking to make a clear statement in  the title race.

This season’s first Manchester derby perhaps gives an intriguing aspect for the United supporters to exactly assess how much progress they have made till now under the reign of Louis van Gaal.  

On the other hand, Manuel Pellegrini’s City currently holding the leading spot in the league table, and they are moving into the big match with a positive recent record against the Red Devils.

Here are the starting lineups of both the teams:

Manchester United Starting XI –

 De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Rojo, Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin, Mata, Herrera, Martial, Rooney.

Manchester United Substitutes –

Romero, Blind, Darmian, Carrick, Lingard, Memphis, Fellaini.

 

Manchester City Starting XI – 

Hart, Sagna, Kompany (C), Otamendi, Kolarov, Fernando, Fernandinho, Toure, Sterling, De Bruyne, Bony.

 

Manchester City Substitutes – 

Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Roberts, Navas, Iheanacho