- Manchester United will host Man City in a crunch Premier League clash at Old Trafford
- The match is significant to both sides with City expecting to use it to increase their chances of lifting the title
- Meanwhile, Luke Shaw is expected to make a return to United squad having missed the Everton tie
Manchester United are scheduled to host rivals, Man City, in a defining Premier League tie at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, April 24.
United have been boosted by the availability of Luke Shaw after the Englishman serving a two-match domestic suspension.
Ahead of the crunch derby, United players and staff were spotted arriving at a different hotel in preparation of the tie.
According to an Express UK report, the hosts have relocated to Hilton Hotel for their pre-match derby preparations, breaking their traditional routine as they have customarily used Lowry Hotel.
Meanwhile, Man City know too well a victory over their rivals could increase their chances of lifting the Premier League title with four matches left to end the season.
United, on the other hand, understand the significance of the match in their push to seal a top four finish.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is, therefore, expected to rotate his squad after a dismal performance against the Toffees.
Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic are the two players at risk of being dropped to the bench, with David De Gea expected to keep his place between the sticks despite a poor performance at the weekend.
Alexis Sanchez will be hoping to make rare start after recovering from injury, with Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard also understood to be in contention for a starting role.
Man United’s predicted XI vs Man City:
Goalkeeper: David De Gea
Defenders: Luke Shaw, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young
Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Fred, Scott McTominay
Forwards: Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Zinedine Zidane was set to send Belgium shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois packing from the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the current campaign.
According to UK Sun citing Mundo Deportivo, the Los Blancos boss, who is eager to rebuild the squad in the summer is not a fan of Courtois despite arriving from Chelsea for £35m last summer.
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