Stuart Pearce was once one of England's most loved footballers.
After a heartbreaking miss in the 1990 World Cup semi-final penalty shootout defeat to Germany, Pearce redeemed himself with a brilliant penalty (and celebration) against Spain at Euro 96.
Everybody loved Psycho.
After retiring, Pearce became a manager in the Premier League with Manchester City, England Under-21s and the Great Britain teams at the London 2012 Olympics.
Manchester United vs Manchester City combined XI
Manchester United vs Manchester City combined XI
1/11 GK: David De Gea
Joe Hart is getting back to his very best but the Spaniard has been the form goalkeeper in the Premier League this season. Behind a dodgy defence De Gea has performed heroics for Van Gaal on numerous occasions.
2/11 RB: Pablo Zabaleta
Zabaleta is not the guaranteed starter he once was, with Bacary Sagna playing more often since the turn of the year. We're not sure why as the Argentinian is far superior to the Frenchman and a real driving force for this team. Antonio Valencia is not a right-back and could be a weak link City wish to exploit.
3/11 CB: Martin Demichelis
Vincent Kompany is the big name absence from this combined XI. Obviously the Belgian is the best centre-back either side can field but he is performing nowhere near his best. Demichelis gets a bad rap but he has actually been pretty reliable for City, although he is prone to the odd clanger.
4/11 CB: Marcos Rojo
Chris Smalling's recent form would have seen him in this team but injury while on England duty means he remains a doubt. Phil Jones is too unreliable leaving Rojo as the only other option. He has been decent if not outstanding since his arrival and Van Gaal desperately needs an upgrade at the position.
5/11 LB: Daley Blind
Looks much more effective as a left-back than he does in the middle of midfield, the Dutchman is a stout defender and good going forward. Both Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov have severe limitations, especially on the back-foot.
6/11 RM: Juan Mata
How he was out of the side for so long will remain a mystery. Mata might be weak and a bit of a liability defensively but he is one of the cleverest and most gifted players in the world. Jesus Navas has shown flashes but never really impressed for a long spell since his move to City.
7/11 CM: Michael Carrick
You don't know what you've got until it's gone. Carrick has his share of critics but the stats speak for themselves; United have lost 29 per cent of their games with Carrick out of the team and only seven with him in it. Yaya Toure scored just his second goal of 2015 on Monday and is one of the biggest disappointments of the season considering his great form last year.
8/11 CM: Ander Herrera
After a perplexing spell out of the team, Van Gaal has finally decided that Herrera is his best midfield option. Offers drive, great vision and combative tackling next to Carrick and more than capable of chipping in with a goal. Fernandinho can be good on his day but again lacks any kind of consistency.
9/11 LM: David Silva
Manchester United's first priority will be to stop the brilliant Spaniard - do that and you are halfway to beating City. Ashley Young is Manchester United's most improved player this season and a real threat on the left but Silva is a maestro.
10/11 ST: Sergio Aguero
Aguero scored 19 goals before his injury and only four since returning. The goals have dried up and so has City's title threat. Despite his desperate form and lack of fitness he is still one of the best around. Marouane Fellaini had found his worth as a bruiser for Van Gaal but he too has limitations.
11/11 ST: Wayne Rooney
Since he moved back up front he has six goals in his last eight matches and has proved to Van Gaal just what he was missing. Rooney is in red hot form and will be Manchester United's main goal threat on Sunday. Edin Dzeko has struggled all season and Wilfried Bony has been injured since his arrival.
He even took caretaker charge of England in February 2012 after Fabio Capello resigned.
Ahead of the Manchester derby, Pearce was asked to name a combined XI for the game - and produced a slightly baffling team.
Pearce's team: Hart; Valencia, Kompany, Jones, Blind; Carrick, Toure; Mata, Fellaini, Young; Young.
Selecting a 4-2-3-1 formation, Pearce angered people by picking Joe Hart ahead of David De Gea, Antonio Valencia ahead of Pablo Zabaleta and Marouane Fellaini and Ashley Young instead of City pair David Silva and Sergio Aguero.
Here is some of the best reaction:
No wonder Stuart Pearce keeps getting sacked after that combined 11— Paul Britton (@britton1989) April 10, 2015
Stuart Pearce is either doing this for top banter or he has really shown he doesn't have a clue. Pretty sure it's the second!— Jacob Jackson (@SirJacobJackson) April 10, 2015
No wonder Stuart Pearce isn't a premier league manager anymore— James Mahon (@MrJamesMahon) April 10, 2015
100% certain Stuart Pearce orders chips in a Chinese restaurant.— Darren Richman (@darrenrichman) April 10, 2015
Stuart Pearce has done a combined Man City/Man Utd XI and managed to leave out Zabaleta and Aguero? Jesus.— Darren Montgomery (@DarrenJohnMont) April 10, 2015
Stuart Pearce is a joke ain't he— Jake McEnery (@mcenery14) April 10, 2015
That Stuart Pearce combined XI is a total disaster.— Fraudrado (@Muyaseer_M) April 10, 2015
Stuart Pearce lost the plot ? #StuartPearce— Jamie Hickman (@SirJamieHickman) April 10, 2015
Is that Stuart Pearce combined XI for real?— Alan Coleman (@AlanColeman86) April 10, 2015
Stuart Pearce combined X1— Marky Baby (@markmurphycork) April 10, 2015
That Stuart Pearce combined Manchester XI is stupidly bad— Liam Carroll (@liamcarroll96) April 10, 2015
Slightly worrying that Stuart Pearce was ever paid to manage a football club.— Dan Travers (@danieljtravers) April 10, 2015
Stuart Pearce's Man Utd/Man City combined XI gives me so much jokes— HK (@HaseebK95) April 10, 2015