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Stuart Pearce's Manchester dream team causes a stir

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Would you pick Maourane Fellaini ahead of David Silva?
Would you pick Maourane Fellaini ahead of David Silva?

Former Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce was asked to pick a dream team made up of current players from Manchester's top two sides ahead of Sunday's derby - and his selection was baffling to say the least.

Pearce (below) was sacked by City back in 2007, after a confusing spell in charge that included his infamous decision to play goalkeeper David James as a striker as he pushed for a goal late in a game.

Now his selection of an all-Manchester dream team has fuelled the suspicion that he is not the best judge of a player, with the full-back who was known as Psycho during his playing days picking Marouane Fellaini to start ahead of David Silva in central midfield.

Throw in his decision not to include Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and the call to pick United winger Antonio Valencia in a full back role ahead of City's Pablo Zabaleta and you have a team that has created quite a stir on social media sites.

He also suggested United will finish ahead of City this season and challenged the players at his former club to prove they still have the stomach for the fight in Sunday's derby game at Old Trafford.

“The momentum is with United over the last month or so, they have been form team them and Arsenal," he told Sky Sports. “From City’s point of view I can only seem them going backwards.

“The answer to this conundrum lies in the dressing room. You can rule the manager out of this equation, the dressing room have got to sort this out. City have got to put in a performance for the fans on Sunday which says we’ve still got plenty to play for.”

Have a look at his team here and you will see why City fans are a little less than amused.