Manchester has dominated the Premier League since its inauguration with the United years consistent in the 90s and the 00s while City’s era is in full swing.
The city has had 19 titles out of the thirty Premier League seasons with some very good teams along the way.
The Old Trafford unit has not enjoyed the best of times in the last decade with their last Premier League title coming back in the 2012-13 season.
This makes derby day even more intriguing given as the tables have turned and City are strong favourites. Are we about to see a Shaun Goater double or an SWP mazy run to finish a resounding victory but in reversal and in the red colours.
Let’s hope not but what an excuse to relive the quiet neighbour’s days, now we are making more noise than a Glazer protest following an inactive week of the transfer window.
This article is a combined XI but it will be all blue should we tackle the two current squads with only a few exceptions making the bench from the red half (Raphael Varane, Tyrell Malacia, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho) and I’m not blowing gas up Cristiano Ronaldo. NOT THE WORLD’S BEST!
Flicking back through history, the 2008-09 squad is probably the last Sir Alex Ferguson team that could lay hands on this City strongest eleven. So, let’s get into it.
Both teams played in a 4-3-3 style formation so we can go with that.
Myself and Laura Graves will be picking our teams on their form and criteria at the time of selection. e.g. A Cristiano Ronaldo from 2008/09 will be selected rather than the present one.