The English Premier League is set to return on Saturday after a long international break. This week will feature several important matches. But, the most exciting game will take place on Super Sunday. Manchester City are ready to take on their city rival, Manchester United, at Etihad Stadium. It will be their 188th derby clash.
Manchester City have been playing brilliantly under Pep Guardiola. They are also the current league holder of the EPL. Moreover, Manchester City are also playing well in the league. In the last five matches, Man City netted 16 goals and conceded only two. Furthermore, Manchester City have won their last two meetings against Man United. The Citizens are now looking to win three straight games against the Red Devils.
On the other hand, Manchester United have overcome brilliantly after losing two consecutive matches in the English Premier League. They have won four successive games in the EPL. In addition, Manchester United defeated Arsenal in their last game.
Players to focus
Both Manchester United and Manchester City brought some world-class players during the last summer transfer window. These players are also performing well for their respective teams. But, there are some players on whom you should focus more.
Let’s start with the home team, Manchester City. Man City have been ruthless in recent games. Striker Erling Haaland has continuously been scoring goals for the Citizens. The Norwegian has already scored 11 goals in seven matches so far. No doubt he will be the key player for Guardiola. Nevertheless, Man United also need to keep an eye on Kevin de Bruyne. This midfield maestro has already registered six assists so far.
On Man United’s side, they also have some key players ahead of the Sunday night derby. Rafael Varane and Lisandro Martinez have built up a rock-solid defense. Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes are also showing their class in the EPL. This midfield duo will be the Ten Hag’s trump card for the City clash.
John Stones and Laporte are in doubt, while Kalvin Phillips will miss the match due to injury. In Man United’s case, the coach will provide the team news on Friday. Rashford might make a return with this match.