The side of Ole Gunnar Solskjær beat their local rivals three times last season, although City won their Carabao Cup semi-final on aggregate, and De Bruyne is prepared, considering their abundance of forwarding choices, for United to sit back again.
Manchester City must be careful of another counterattacking trap and a Champions League backlash from Manchester United in the derby at Old Trafford on Saturday, Kevin De Bruyne believes.
According to The Guardian, The City playmaker said: “They have some new players and maybe they will play a bit more offensively but we will see. After five minutes you are going to know what is happening in the game. They played defensively and on the counter last season and picked us off really well. I remember the home game when we lost 1-2 but we made a couple of mistakes and it was difficult to come back. They won three out of four last year so we need to try and make that right.”