Manchester Derby Mkhitaryan makes full debut as Bravo starts for City

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard will start the Manchester derby for United, while Claudio Bravo and Kelechi Iheanacho are in for City.

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Jose Mourinho handed Henrikh Mkhitaryan a full debut as Jesse Lingard also returned to the Manchester United line-up for the derby against City at Old Trafford.

Mkhitaryan, a close-season signing from Borussia Dortmund, has shaken off a knock sustained on international duty with Armenia to line-up alongside Lingard and Wayne Rooney behind striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with Juan Mata and Anthony Martial dropping to the bench.

As expected, City boss Pep Guardiola hands a debut to Claudio Bravo following the goalkeeper's arrival from Barcelona, while Kelechi Iheanacho is a like-for-like replacement for suspended top scorer Sergio Aguero in attack.

Leroy Sane could also make his City bow after returning to fitness from a hamstring injury to take a place on the bench, although Mkhitaryan's former Dortmund colleague Ilkay Gundogan (knee) must continue his wait to be involved in the Premier League.

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