Manchester United travel to Etihad this Saturday to face their toughest challenge yet against high flying Manchester City.
Despite an impressive win against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are going to be the ones’s who will be heading into this game as rank underdogs.
Manchester United were already battered with injuries to their main players and Anthony Martial’s absence from the game with an injury sustained during a 2-2 draw with Aston Villa isn’t going to help either.
However, as the below lineup shows, United may well have another crucial player returning to the squad.
Yes, we know that Paul Pogba is out injured as well, and is unlikely to be available for this game, but having missed last season’s derby at the Etihad – and decided the one in April 2018 – you get the sense that the Frenchman will make himself available for this game.
Much like how Neymar, having hardly played all season, miraculously recovered just in time to pull up on the Bernabeu to face Real Madrid last week, you get the impression that Pogba – the showman that he is – will make his re-entry into the fold on the nastiest, most unwinnable of stages.
United must certainly hope he does, for without him, United could have a very difficult afternoon indeed.