Match Preview: The Manchester Derby

Manchester Derby day
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A massive clash is waiting at Old Trafford as Manchester United are ready to take on Manchester City tomorrow. Both teams are in the title race. But Manchester City are four points ahead of Man United. With 39 points, Man City stand at 2nd while Manchester United are in 4th place with 35 points.

Stats & Facts

The current form of Manchester United is fantastic. They have won eight of their last ten matches in all competitions. Moreover, the Red Devils have won six straight games as well. In their most recent match, Manchester United beat Charlton FC in the Carabao Cup and secured the semifinal.

On the other hand, Manchester City suffered a humiliating defeat in the Carabao Cup. Southampton FC eliminated them from the Carabao Cup. However, City have a strong record against Manchester City. They smashed Manchester United earlier in the season.

Moreover, Man City have a chance to complete the league double against Manchester United for the sixth time. In the last three meetings, Manchester City scored 12 goals against Man United.

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Players to Watch

Marcus Rashford: Manchester United’s forward Marcus Rashford is flying this season. He has scored in eight successive home games for Manchester United, becoming the first Man United player after Wayne Rooney. Moreover, Rashford is the top scorer for Manchester United this season, having scored 15 goals in all competitions.

Erling Haalan: Man City striker Erling Haaland is breaking all the records in the League. The Norweigan is the top scorer in the EPL so far. Though half of the season is still left, Haaland has already scored 21 goals in the Premier League.

Team News

Manchester United have several injury cases ahead of the Derby. Jadon Sancho is a long absentee for The Red Devils. Donny Van De Beek was able to start a game after a long time but became injured again. Therefore, he will also miss the clash. In addition, Diogo Dalot is not fully fit. But the manager will wait for him until the last minute.

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On the other hand, Man City boss Pep Guardiola benched Erling Haaland and Kevin de Bruyne during the match against Southampton. But the duo will surely return to the starting XI against Manchester United.