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Starts for Sterling, Aguero and Lacazette but Aubameyang misses out

Two Premier League fixtures take place this evening, bringing Double Gameweek 35 to a close.

Wolverhampton Wanderers host Arsenal in the 19:45 BST kick-off at Molineux before the Manchester derby gets underway at a rain-soaked Old Trafford 15 minutes later.

Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero both start for City but Pep Guardiola has made three changes to the side that beat Spurs on Saturday, with Vincent Kompany, Fernandinho and David Silva replacing John Stones, Phil Foden and the injured Kevin de Bruyne.

Bernardo Silva continues on the right flank with Sterling on the opposite wing, meaning no start for Riyad Mahrez or Leroy Sane.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has wielded the axe after the 4-0 loss at Everton, with Matteo Darmian, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Andreas Pereira and Jesse Lingard returning in place of Phil Jones, Diogo Dalot, Nemanja Matic, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial.

All bar the injured Jones of those five players are among the substitutes.

There is no Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the Arsenal matchday squad, with the Gabonese striker and wing-back Sead Kolasinac among seven players to drop out of Unai Emery’s starting XI.

Arsenal say that Aubameyang misses out this evening having had a “small sinus procedure”, while Kolasinac is among the substitutes.

Shkodran Mustafi, Mohamed Elneny, Carl Jenkinson, Matteo Guendouzi and Konstantinos Mavraponos are the other men to make way as Sokratis, Nacho Monreal, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi are recalled to Emery’s line-up.

The Arsenal head coach looks to be reverting to a 4-2-3-1, with Iwobi, Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil supporting Alexandre Lacazette in attack.

Leander Dendoncker for Morgan Gibbs-White is Nuno Espirito Santo’s only change, meaning that Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota, Matt Doherty and Jonny all get two starts in Double Gameweek 35.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Darmian, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw, Young, Fred, Pereira, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero.

Wolves XI: Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Jimenez, Jota

Arsenal XI: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal, Torreira, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi, Lacazette.

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  1. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I fully expect Doherty to come off at half time now.... 🙁

    1. Weasel Boy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      That or a Red Card

    2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Won’t need any salt once Vinegre is subbed on

  2. YEAH PITCH!
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Fantastic free kick from Neves. Up and over the wall, bottom left corner.

    • Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Neves 10 % ownership. Massive red arrow incoming 🙁

      1. donlobatto
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Higher than I thought!

    • Homer21
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Maybe Kola on the bench is a blessing!!

    • donlobatto
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Lol Neves. Does anyone own?!

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        My ML opponent. :0(

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Did do!

    • My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Jimmy big chance missed

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Typical

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Come on Jiminez or Jota or Doherty!

      1. donlobatto
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        This

      2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        This

      3. Giggs-Tosun Particle
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Indeed

    • The 5% Team
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Was that a Jonny assist then?

        1. Brooksy86
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Yes

          😀

      • ZICO SENNA
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Come on city! This is boring

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        No Kola, No CS

      • Maddamotha
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Assist for Neves goal?

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Jonny

        2. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Jonny

        3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          It's Jonnyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

      • diesel001
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        So far, Utd's mobility in midfield has paid off. They are actually able to chase and harry. Whether their fitness and attitude can last we will have to see.

        1. Maddamotha
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          They have proven they can compete as long as their attitude is right

      • potatoace
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Monreal booked. More chance of Kol gametime now.

      • It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        How’s La(c)a doing?

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          He’ll score

          1. Maddamotha
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            He wont

      • SomewhatPleasing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Wolves looking more settled now

      • Chucky
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Why no jimmy or jota involvement ffs

      • Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Bought Wasting Your Wilcard today for my holiday.

        I feel ill be able to relate while topping up my tan.

        1. SomewhatPleasing
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Enjoy

        2. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          It will describe your current feeling perfectly.

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Bilva close

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Was right at DDG

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            That's why I said close

      • Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Fair play, city do make games entertaining. Good game so far.

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Was Rash denied a Pen ?

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          No

        2. potatoace
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Nah

        3. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Nah

        4. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          No. Ederson got out in time and made a good tackle.

        5. Zilla
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Meh

        6. Irbox ⚽
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Not even close

      • Differentiator
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        The one week I captain Jimmy and buy Jota...

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          On the beach...........

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Zinchenko really is a de bruyne mini me

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Except he is not as good.

      • tiger
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Wolves 2-0...Goal Doherty!

      • Toothless
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Doherty goal!

      • LOLarov
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        DOHERTYYYYYYY

      • Team Cruel
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        DOCKHERTEEE

      • Dacra
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Laca TC needs to score please.

      • Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Doherty 20 pointer?

      • Weasel Boy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Oh yes!!

        1. RFCSPACE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Oh no

      • Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        DOHERTYYYY

        1. Effe
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Assist?