Casemiro is a doubt for Manchester United‘s derby clash with an ankle injury.
Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia are among those out through injury, while Jadon Sancho remains banished from Erik ten Hag’s first-team squad.
Manchester City will be without Swiss defender Manuel Akanji as he serves a one-match ban following his red card in last weekend’s win over Brighton.
Kevin De Bruyne is a long-term absentee with a hamstring injury.
Kevin De Bruyne would be a miss for any team, but in these big games his absence is huge for Manchester City.
We all know about the resources they have.
They’ve got the best squad in the world with near enough two top players for every position.
But if you take De Bruyne and Rodri out of this City team, any opposition would fancy themselves to have a go against them and get something out of the game.
Rodri has came back last week and they are back to winning ways. They will be doing everything they can to get De Bruyne back as quickly as they can, especially with Erling Haaland in mind.
Haaland scores a lot more goals with De Bruyne playing behind him. De Bruyne creates so many chances out of nothing for City, and especially Haaland.