Manchester City Vs. Manchester United, 2012 Premier League: Lineups

Sir Alex Ferguson has changed up his team shape for the biggest match of the season. Manchester United normally play in a 4-4-1-1 with Wayne Rooney in the hole behind a dedicated striker, but it looks like they're shoring up the midfield here, with Park Ji-Sung appearing in midfield as the visitors arrive in what appears to be a 4-3-3. Manchester City, meanwhile, throw out their usual shape, with the controversial figure of Carlos Tevez anchoring the forward line.

Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Joe Hart; Gael Clichly, Joleon Lescott, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta; Gareth Barry, Yaya Toure; Samir Nasri, Carlos Tevez, David Silva; Sergio Aguero.

Substitutes from: Costel Pantilimon, Micah Richards, Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov, Mario Balotelli, Jamies Milner, Nigel de Jong.

Manchester United (4-3-3): David de Gea; Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones; Park Ji-Sung, Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes; Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney, Nani.

Substitutes from: Dimitar Berbatov, Javier Hernandez, Ashley Young, Danny Welbeck, Rafael da Silva, Antonio Valencia, Ben Amos.

For live coverage of tonight's match, check out the Manchester Derby StoryStream. You can also can the low down on the two teams at United blog The Busby Babe and City blog Bitter and Blue.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.