Pundit Predictions: Who will start v Man City?

Friday 01 March 2024 16:42

Have you made your United Predictions for the Manchester derby yet? Before you do, make sure to read our MUTV pundits’ selections for the four categories.

Our live broadcast will start at 14:25 GMT on Sunday, providing comprehensive and unrivalled build-up to the big game at the Etihad Stadium. Fans can then listen to live radio commentary, or watch it live via Sky Sports in the UK from kick-off at 15:30 GMT. 

Wes Brown, a homegrown hero who played in 12 Manchester derbies during his career, has already shared his selections for the line-up, first scorer, correct score and Man of the Match. Check out his picks below…

The Treble winner expects two changes to the XI, with Jonny Evans coming in at centre-back and Kobbie Mainoo returning in central midfield. He’s also backing fellow Manchester lad Marcus Rashford to score first at the Etihad Stadium…

Line-up: Onana; Dalot, Varane, Evans, Lindelof; Fernandes, Casemiro, Mainoo; Antony, Rashford, Garnacho.

First scorer: Marcus Rashford

Correct score: Man City 1 United 1

Man of the Match: Diogo Dalot

Here’s a snapshot of the most popular predictions in our game at the time of writing…

First scorer predictions: 

Just like Wes, supporters are backing Rashford to score first. If he does, it would be his fifth career goal against Man City…

29% = Marcus Rashford
23% = Alejandro Garnacho
10% = Bruno Fernandes
7% = Antony
4% = Scott McTominay
Correct score predictions:

This is a challenging fixture, there’s no escaping that, but a quiet confidence is displayed in the five most popular score predictions so far…

22% = City 1 United 2
8% = City 1 United 1
8% = City 2 United 2
6% = City 2 United 3
6% = City 0 United 1

Man of the Match predictions: 

Our Portuguese magnifico has been the subject of much conversation this week and, thankfully, most of it around his match-winning assist for Casemiro at Nottingham Forest. Fans are backing him to be our most influential player...

19% = Bruno Fernandes
15% = Andre Onana
15% = Kobbie Mainoo
13% = Alejandro Garnacho
12% = Casemiro

Remember to play United Predictions before Sunday's 15:30 GMT kick-off.