Pep Guardiola wants his Manchester City stars to avoid giving away cheap set-pieces at Old Trafford for fear of being toppled by Jose Mourinho’s United giants.
City have conceded twice from set plays in the last week, from a throw-in against Southampton and a corner during the late win over West Ham.
And Guardiola is mindful of the aerial bombardment coming his defence’s way in Sunday’s derby.
The captain felt ‘discomfort’ before this week’s defeat by Shakhtar Donetsk and missed the match.
If Kompany is out of Sunday’s match, Guardiola will probably have to field the shaky Eliaquim Mangala.
Meanwhile, Yaya Toure claims United will fear City in the derby. ‘They are going to be worried about us,’ said the midfielder
‘But that’s going to make them very dangerous on the counter-attack and we have to be ready.’