Here is the expected Man City line-up likely to face Man United tonight. Several of City players have been ruled out after testing positive for coronavirus, including goalkeeper Ederson.
Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus have emerged from their 10-day isolation period but might just be too late to possibly have a chance of featuring tonight.
As for the starting XI, Guardiola may favour a largely similar one that featured against Chelsea and proved so successful.
However, with the added attacking quality of Bruno Fernandes, City may opt to field a slightly-tweaked midfield.
Veteran star Fernandinho did not start against the Blues but must surely be in Guardiola’s mind to play and help nullify United’s counter-attacking threat.
Ilkay Gundogan was the star of the show at Stamford Bridge and will likely be allowed to continue his role against the Red Devils, as will Kevin de Bruyne, while Phil Foden was aslo excellent.
Him and Raheem Sterling on the flanks could give the Red Devils huge problems while John Stones’ renaissance in defence looks set to continue.
Aymeric Laporte was missing against Chelsea with a hamstring problem while Ruben Dias has been quality at the back.
As has Joao Cancelo, who has an early shout for the Premier League’s best right-back this campaign.
At left-back, Guardiola has a choice of either Oleksandr Zinchenko or Benjamin Mendy but the added balance the Ukrainian gives should give him the nod.
On the other hand, Man United only have two players ruled out tonight, Edinson Cavani and Phil Jones.
The Red Devils have been in fine form of late, with five wins and two draws in their last seven outings, and will be looking to book a spot in the first cup final of the season when they take on their local rivals.
Victor Lindelof has been struggling with a back problem and Marcos Rojo has been out with a calf injury, but Solskjaer’s comments suggest both are available for selection again.
It is therefore highly likely that Man United can be the favourites to win the game tonight and face Tottenham at Wembley for the Finals.
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