Erik ten Hag has selected his Manchester United starting line-up vs Manchester City in what will be his first taste of the Manchester derby.

The clash at the Etihad Stadium, which is live on Sky Sports, kicks off at 2pm.

Here is the Dutchman’s starting line-up:

Starting XI: De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw, McTominay, Eriksen, Fernandes, Antony, Sancho, Rashford.

Substitutes: Heaton, Lindelof, Shaw, Casemiro, Fred, Elanga, Pellistri, Martial, Ronaldo.

Manchester United starting line-up vs Manchester City

The big news is that Marcus Rashford is fit to start and the England international, who missed last month’s UEFA Nations League games, comes into the side to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.

United’s number ten, who was named Premier League Player of the Month for September, hasn’t featured since picking up a muscle injury in the win against Arsenal at the start of last month.

Rashford replacing Ronaldo is the only change to the side that beat Sheriff Tiraspol 2-0 in the Europa League, which was our last game before the international break.

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United haven’t played a Premier League game for 28 days since beating the Gunners at Old Trafford on 4 September.

Games against Crystal Palace and Leeds United were both postponed following the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

The Red Devils head into the derby off the back of four Premier League wins having made a terrible start with defeats against Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford.

United come into the game against Pep Guardiola’s Citizens five points behind the reigning Premier League champions, but with a game in hand.

Victory at the Etihad would move United up to fourth place in the table and six points behind leaders Arsenal with a game in hand.

The 188th Manchester derby is the first of nine games for the Red Devils in October.

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