Lineups from 15:00
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Blind, Carrick, Fellaini, Herrera, Mata, Young, Rooney
Subs: Valdes, Rafael, McNair, Januzaj, DiMaria, Falcao
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Toure, Navas, Milner, Silva, Aguero
Subs: Caballero, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Nasri, Lampard, Dzeko
Manchester United vs Manchester City
It’s back to the Premier League again this week with so much to play for.
We have the Manchester derby with City now fourth and under pressure and we have the race to the bottom with the relegation battle as close as its ever been. Picking the three to go down is as difficult as picking the winner of the National. Anyway here’s my predictions for the weekend ahead.
Hard to believe that Manchester United are above City. City fans must ne wondering the same. At one stage the defending Champions were going well and now ??? City have lost their last three away games and their form is just awful.
On the other hand United are going well. Mata is in the team and Rooney is up front. Van Persie is on the bench and reportedly heading out of Old Trafford.
City have lost seven of their last eight league games. Where did it all go wrong? If City are to get anything out of this game then Aguero and Toure have to stand up and be counted. No goals for Aguero in the last five games says it all.
Now the record are in favour of City. They have won six out of the last seven meetings in the league between the two sides and that includes three wins at Old Trafford.
United are on 62 points and City are on 61. The Premiership is beyond them but there is something more important. Bragging rights in Manchester.
United have suffered in recent seasons so is this the time?
Most pundits would say yes and yet I feel that City might just rise to the occasion. Well they would need to.
I was tempted for a United win but I’m staying on the fence.