Fifty-first (51st) Manchester derby set to rock on Sunday at Etihad Stadium between Manchester City and Manchester United as week 9 - a combined starting XI has emerged based on players' statistics this season [2022/23].
And upon revelation, not a single Manchester United player made the team, which stretch their highest-performed stars - Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes ratings at 7.18 as of this season.
Below the standard of eight Manchester City players - Erling Haaland (7.94), Kevin De Bruyne (7.84), Jack Grealish (7.57), Joao Cancelo (7.29), Phil Foden (7.26), ilkay Gundogan (7.24), Rodri (7.23) and Bernardo Silva (7.20) according to sofascore data.
Manage four clean sheets in seven games - the most sighted by any other goalkeeper in the league, Ederson is picked ahead of David De Gea.
In lethral lines comes - Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo, while Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte command from the central force of the defence.
Three midfield pack - second-highest-rated player and current top assister - Kevin De Bruyne in position with compatriots Bernardo Silva and Rodri.
The lead scorer in the league [11 goals in 7 games], Erling Haaland is supported from the wings by teammates Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden.
What are your thoughts on this lineup?
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