The biggest game of Game Week 16 is upon us and Sir Alex was in fine form explaining the benefits of Europa League football to Roberto Mancini just in case he was feeling a little deflated at the prospect. And the mind games continued a pace with ‘that’ crack about questions being asked in the House Of Commons if Manchester United won as many penalties at Old Trafford as Manchester City do at The Etihad.
The scene is well and truly set and it is difficult to imagine that we’re in for either a dull or a low scoring affair. Martin Atkinson is the man in the middle and Mark Clatternburg will be the Fouth Official on the touchline should Sir Alex wish to whisper sweet nothings in his ear.
Manchester City from: Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Maicon, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, K Toure, Nastasic, Nasri, Milner, Y Toure, Barry, Garcia, Sinclair, Silva, Aguero, Tevez, Balotelli, Dzeko.
Manchester United from: Lindegaard, De Gea, Rafael, Jones, Smalling, Ferdinand, Buttner, Evra, Cleverley, Giggs, Fletcher, Powell, Scholes, Carrick, Young, Hernandez, Welbeck, Rooney, Van Persie.