The reigning champions were held to a 2-2 draw by Crystal Palace on Saturday and are now 16 points adrift of runaway leaders Liverpool, who still have a game in hand to play.
City are given the tag of favorites for this match-up – considering their superior talent on roster,
their comparatively better form, dominance in h2h clashes,
and therefore the incontrovertible fact that they’re the defending champions taking over a newly-promoted squad.
Guardiola could therefore use this match as a chance to rest some first-team regulars, knowing the gap on leaders Liverpool is sort of simply insurmountable.
As the Catalan coach himself admitted even before the draw with Palace, there’s little point in that specialize in champions-elect Liverpool now.
Instead, City’s biggest task is to stay motivated enough to form an impression within the other three competitions they will still win.
Even for staunch supporters, the dream of a 3rd title during a row seems imrobable as of now. Still, it’s not in Pep Guardiola’s nature to contribute the towel.
The Spaniard will keep fighting until the title is mathematically deemed impossible.
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Sheffield United vs Manchester City Team News
John Stones has endured a difficult time of things lately and seemed to injure his knee against Palace, meaning he could drop out of the side.
Aymeric Laporte isn’t expected to return to action until the FA Cup fourth-round tie with Fulham next weekend,
despite being back in training, so Guardiola could address Nicolas Otamendi.
Guardiola’s only other injury concern is Leroy Sane, who is additionally closing in on a return to first-team action,
though is probably going to possess to attend until next month before making a matchday squad.
Gabriel Jesus dropped right down to the bench against Palace, while Riyad Mahrez
and Rodri were also second-half substitutes, with all three pushing for inclusion for the trip to Yorkshire.
Should Jesus return to the XI he’s presumably to exchange Aguero, who has scored five goals in two Premier League appearances in January –
another than he managed in 11 outings across September, October, November and December (four goals).
As for the hosts, David McGoldrick is carrying a foot injury that kept him out of the draw at the Emirates Stadium.
Lys Mousset was paired with Oli McBurnie up top which is probably going to stay the case in midweek unless McGoldrick can recover in time.
Wilder otherwise named an unchanged side between the convert West United United and draw against Arsenal, which can even be the case for this clash.
United midfielder Fleck has scored five league goals this season – already quite he managed in 86 appearances across 2017-18 and 2018-19 for the Blades (four).
Sheffield United vs Manchester City Line Up
Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; Mousset, McBurnie
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Angelino; De Bruyne, Rodri, Foden; Mahrez, Jesus, Bernardo
Sheffield United vs Manchester City Head to Head
United have faced City more often without victory within the Premier League than versus the other side,
drawing three and losing four of their previous encounters within the competition.
The Citizens are looking to win three successive away league games against the Blades for the primary time since a run of 4 between 1905 and 1908.
United have won only one of their last 15 league games against reigning top-flight champions.
How to watch Sheffield United vs Manchester City
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