Manchester City vs Manchester United: Who wants to side each other's key at the Etihad?

Manchester City vs Manchester United: Who wants to side each other's key at the Etihad?

Man City host Man Utd, 4.30pm, Sunday, Sky Sports Premier League

Last Updated: 09/11/18 3:19 pm

Who wants to be each side's key man at the Etihad?

Who wants to be each side's key man at the Etihad?

Manchester United take on archival Manchester United on Super Sunday, but who wants to side each key at the Etihad Stadium? The Soccer Saturday pundits are here to make their choices.

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In contrast, United are languishing down in an unfamiliar seventh place, already nine points behind their city rivals after losing three of their opening 11 league matches.

However, Jose Mourinho's team arrive at the Etihad on a four-match unbeaten run in the league, so they manage to get one on the city in April, when the visitors came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 and temporarily hold their title march.

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We asked our Soccer Saturday pundits who they think wants to be each team's most important player on Sunday. See who they went for and make their own pick …

Phil Thompson

David Silva is usually the man of this time. I think it's time for Raheem Sterling to step up in a huge game. If this happens, you can not see it again. Ashley Young could be key. He seems to have assumed responsibility with Kevin De Bruyne.

Paul Merson says Raheem Sterling wants to be City's key player

Paul Merson says Raheem Sterling wants to be City's key player

It's Not One Player For United But One Position And That's The Two Center Backs – If They Play At Center-Back Play Well, they could've gotten a result run ragged. There's no real partnership formed, it seems to be Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof Sunday, but that's the big thing for United – they're win or lose this game is on the center-backs. If they play like the first helped at Bournemouth it could get ugly.

Matt Le Tissier

Anthony Martial is the man in shape for United so they want a big performance from him. In terms of city you could pick one of about seven but David Silva has been one of my favorite players of the premier league as I've previously mentioned so I always look forward to watching him play these big games.

Paul Merson

Raheem Sterling: I like him. He makes things happen and opens the game for the midfielders to work their magic. That's why Pep plays him every week – he just makes his way down the ball, which makes defenders drop deeper than normal.

David de Gea: There's no way he wants to get off the pitch on Sunday without having made a few top saves. He could make seven or eight saves.

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Charlie Nicholas

De Gea for Manchester United and for Man City there are so many options I could name about five or six. But in this type of games, I would go for David Silva he he and Kevin De Bruyne are the two players who can not wait to break the door.

Charlie Nicholas has tipped David Silva to become Man City's key man at the Etihad

Charlie Nicholas has tipped David Silva to become Man City's key man at the Etihad

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