Manchester United vs Manchester City: Match Preview

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Manchester United will host Manchester City which will be a major game for both the games. Manchester Derby will determine where both of the Manchester clubs will finish in the Premier League.

Guardiola’s men are playing for the title. They are fighting the title race with Man United’s historic rivals Liverpool. On the other hand, Manchester United is fighting for a top-four finish with Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.

Form

Manchester United – LLWLL

Red Devils have been in poor form in recent weeks. Especially since Ole Solskjaer was announced as the permanent manager for United. Since the announcement came they have won only twice in six games. Those two wins weren’t convincing either. Their last game against ended in a horrible 4-0 defeat for United against Everton. One for which many pundits and former players have criticised the attitude of the players.

Manchester City – WLWWW

Manchester City has been in good form. They have lost only once in the last twenty games. That defeat came against Tottenham and cost them their quadruple dream. Tottenham knocked Man City out of the Champions League, otherwise, they have been in brilliant form in since the turn of the year.

Injury/Suspension

Manchester United

Antonio Valencia and Eric Bailly will miss the Manchester Derby due to injury. Ander Herrera has returne to training and is likely to return to starting lineup.

Manchester City

Claudio Bravo and Kevin De Bruyne are two players who will miss out due to their injuries.

Probable Lineups

Manchester United

Formation: 4-3-1-2

De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Lingard, Lukaku, Rashford.

Manchester City

Formation: 4-3-3

Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; B.Silva, Fernandinho, D.Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Sane.

Stadium

Old Trafford, Manchester United

Possible Outcome

Manchester Derby has been labelled as a title decider. But both teams have a lot to lost if they drop points here. Manchester City will surely put their everything to ensure they defend their Premier League title. While United need points to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

According to Sir Alex Ferguson title will go to Liverpool. He believes United will get points against Man City.

Here we are believing the same. No matter how strong the teams are or what’s their recent form, derby is derby. We believe the game will end as a draw. United will give a reaction to their last game’s 4-0 defeat to Everton.

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