Mancini won't tinker with City strikeforce
Manchester City are expected to be unchanged for the visit of title rivals United but Mario Balotelli is set to be named on the bench.
Balotelli is available again after a three-match suspension for his red card at Arsenal and City boss Roberto Mancini would not rule out starting him again at his pre-match press conference, but to break up his current strike partnership would be folly. Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero have started four Premier League games as a pair with City winning all four and scoring 15 goals of which the duo themselves have contributed 12. Of those missing at Molineux last week, Micah Richards appears to have the best chance of getting back into the side at right back instead of Pablo Zabaleta. Nigel de Jong and James Milner look set to miss out in midfield while it will be interesting to see if Mancini names both Edin Dzeko and Adam Johnson on the bench amid speculation that both will be sold in the summer.