Wayne Rooney left out of Matt Le Tissier’s Manchester derby XI

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Matt Le Tissier names his Manchester XIWe challenged Matt Le Tissier to pick his best Manchester XI ahead of Saturay’s derby at Old Trafford, live on Sky Sports 1HD. Six Manchester City players make theSouthampton legend’s line-up, although that includes the suspended Sergio Aguero, with Wayne Rooney missing out.

Here’s a look at Le Tiss’ side in full…

GOALKEEPER
David de Geais a no brainer. He has been outstanding for two or three years now. Of the two goalkeepers, allthe pressure will be on Claudio Bravo if he starts.

DEFENCE
Luke Shaw is an easy one but I don’t really fancy any of the right-back options. I’m not overly keen on Antonio Valencia and Pablo Zabaleta is past his best, so I’ll go withBacary Sagna.

At centre-back, I’ve got a great blend of youth and experience in Vincent Kompany and John Stones. If they can get a few games together, they’ll be an awesome pairing.

MIDFIELD

I think Paul Pogba could be a decisive factor in this derby. He’s an imposing figure in the middle of the park and the further he gets into the season, the stronger he’ll get.Paul Pogba will play a key role in the Manchester derbyThen I’ve gone forKevin de Bruyne, who hasn’t quite got going but you saw the difference he makes to this City team when he was injured last season, while David Silva has to be in any team that I pick.

ATTACK
Sergio Aguero has to be in there as well. He should still be considered thebest striker in Manchester because he’s been scoring goals in a better league than Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede gets in my very attacking teamas part of a three-man attack and I fancy him to be the match-winner on Saturday.

Sergio Aguero is banned for elbowing West Ham’s Winston ReidCompleting my line-up is Anthony Martial. I think he’ll benefit from the spotlight being on Ibrahimovic so opponents might overlook him.Wayne Rooney would be on the bench. He could still have a big say in the outcome but I don’t think he’s quite at the same level these days.

Source: Sky Sports

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