Both teams will be searching for second successive Premier League victories when City and United meet in the Manchester derby.
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus had gone 10 games without a goal for club and country and thanked Fernandinho for his advice.
Gabriel Jesus ended a five-match wait for a Premier League goal with his brace against Burnley, and Pep Guardiola never doubted the forward.
Pep Guardiola has seen Manchester City's title defence fall flat amid poor form and injury woes but they were back on song at Burnley.
Despite playing at centre-back for the very first time just last month, Rodri is confident he could star in Manchester City's defence.
Fernandinho has been exceptional in midfield in recent seasons, but it seems his immediate future remains in Manchester City's defence.
Chelsea exploited Benjamin Mendy in a defeat to Manchester City. Left-back is a problem Pep Guardiola needs to solve quickly.
Manchester City's record signing admits adapting to the Premier League is challenging but Rodri feels in good hands with Pep Guardiola.
Liverpool threw away a seven-point lead in the Premier League last season and Manchester City's Rodri is taking heart from that.
Rodri and Angelino are the surprise inclusions for Manchester City at Liverpool, where Claudio Bravo will deputise for the injured Ederson.