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De Bruyne out of Manchester derby as Aguero starts City’s Double Gameweek 29 opener

The first of two fixtures for Manchester City in Double Gameweek 29 takes place this afternoon at Old Trafford.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) will not be involved in the fourth Manchester derby of the season, however, as he has failed to recover from a shoulder injury and is not even among the substitutes.

Pep Guardiola said of the Belgian ahead of kick-off:

He feels better but he doesn’t feel 100%. And we don’t take risks. We have three important games in the Premier League but of course, the position that we have, Madrid and Newcastle are the real important games for us.

Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) leads the line for City, while Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) and Phil Foden (£5.1m) are also among the starters.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m) has to be content with a place on the bench, as do the likes of Benjamin Mendy (£5.5m), Kyle Walker (£5.7m), David Silva (£7.3m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m).

Pep Guardiola has made five alterations overall from the side that beat Leicester City in Gameweek 27, although the Citizens have contested three cup matches since then.

Mendy, Walker, the injured Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m), De Bruyne and Mahrez are the men to make way from the win at the King Power Stadium, with Joao Cancelo (£5.2m), Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.2m), Nicolas Otamendi (£5.0m), Foden and Sterling all recalled.

Harry Maguire (£5.3m), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.3m) and Daniel James (£5.8m) have all recovered from injury to start for the hosts this afternoon, meanwhile.

James and Brandon Williams (£4.1m) in for Mason Greenwood (£4.3m) and Scott McTominay (£4.9m) are the two changes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made from Gameweek 28.

The Red Devils look to have switched to a wing-back system, as they have done in several of the “tougher” matches this season.

The three previous meetings between these sides in 2019/20 have all been won by the away team.

Aguero, who averaged 12 points per Double Gameweek last season (City had three of them), was the second-most-popular option for the Triple Captain chip in Gameweek 29, with De Bruyne just behind him.


Manchester United XI: de Gea, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Matic, Fred, Williams, Fernandes, James, Martial.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Foden, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero.

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1,641 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Clever Cloggins Mrs Goggins
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Is Kun injured?

    Saw he got treatment on the side

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      A bit, nursing injury minimum.

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Ice Ice baby

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Didnt he smash into the post in the FA Cup match recently? Think that may be the same injury at work here.

  2. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Come on, play the pass

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Do not be surprised to see City's mascott in the starting 11 vs Arsenal.

  4. Dannyb
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    James is absolutely infuriating.

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    James trademark fake injury...

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Hoooooooooold

  7. United 99 4Ever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    does James EVER pass?

  8. Trophé Mourinho
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Casuals who didnt realise it was a double true winners, I was saying it for ages

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Wait till the Vardy hattrick tomorrow 😎

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        I wish - but don't get you hopes up. I'd settle for 1 (goal)

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Confused brosstan is on the same page

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

        So many copy cats these days...

    3. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I knew it was a double and saved a transfer and went with 0 dgwers

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        100% This ^

    4. Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Usual honeypot working - just need people to waste a chip on GW31 now

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Waste a chip?
        Why would it be a waste

    5. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Not really.
      I only have KDB and Saka.
      Fixtures not great for either team. Although, West Ham, in paper was a ok fixture

    6. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Got Auba for a freebie. Not regretting it at all.

  9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Ighalo with tekkers

  10. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 2 days ago

    James is the worst player in the top flight , no debate

    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      It's what we like to call raw talent

    2. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Bold claim; some might say idiotic.

  11. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Feeling pretty stupid. Benched Martial for Sarr. Hoping Barnes doesn't play Vs villa... Not likely tho

    1. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Barnes could outscore tony.

  12. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    How are the scum winning this. Sickening

    1. Bushwhacker
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Bus + Ref

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        And controversial goals. The 3 things that brings them success.

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I love seeing nightmares come to life.

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Winning is a common consequence of being the better team

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Only a deluded UTD fan could think they have been the better team 😆

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Good timing mate. Scenes.

    4. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Get in!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    AWB deserves motm

  14. rozzo
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Have we ever seen anyone more allergic to bonus points than Martial?

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Lol I know, XD.

  15. BillionairesClub
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Fernandes is very similar to Pogba, but look at the difference when you're committed to a team, and not acting like a petulant child.

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Well he did play well when Ole took over, same will happen again, soon...

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Manchester is Red.

    GGMU!

    1. United 99 4Ever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      GGMU!

  17. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Ole's on the wheel.

  18. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Martial so happy having quality players around himself. I might bring him in now.

  19. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Utd record against top 6 has to be good this year

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Pace!

  20. bialk
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Worst GW for me. 100% fall in overall - from 2.7k to 5.5k.

  21. Samwise the Brave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Was DDG just booked?

  22. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Loooool

  23. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Mctominey goal

  24. Ron_Swanson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Wow!

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    LOOOOOOOOOL

  26. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    McTominay G
    Ederson A

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Ederson has had a disaster here

  28. bialk
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Bravo Ederson

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

    McTominay G

    Ederson another mistake!

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Ha ja Ederson