Adrian Clarke looks at key tactical points in Matchweek 27.
When picking his last 13 starting line-ups, Guardiola has made at least one change to his front five.
Yet none of the trio has featured for more than 55 per cent of the total time played.
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A look at City's 4-3-3 formation shows an incredibly fluid selection policy at the top end of the pitch, with Guardiola using 12 unique front-five configurations.
In spite of the changes, City have shown they are able to consistently deliver top-class performances.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not be able to confidently predict the City XI his team will face on Sunday.
City defend brilliantly from the front, ranking second behind Liverpool for high turnovers in 2020/21.
Sergio Aguero, who has played for just 78 minutes of the streak, is the only forward who has not delivered at least one goal and assist for City.
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Man Utd will head to the Etihad Stadium unbeaten away from home, having kept five clean sheets in their last seven matches on the road.
Solskjaer’s side will once again focus on keeping a compact shape, hoping to strike on the counter, but City’s multiple threats in attack will make this far from easy.
Will City set a new club record for matches without defeat in all competitions? Can Man Utd remain solid on their travels?
With every Manchester derby seemingly more significant than the last, this one looks set to be very intriguing indeed.