Man City host Manchester United in the 177th Manchester derby. Guardiola’s side failed to hold the wildest party in the club’s history last season when Paul Pogba stole the show.
MU come into the fixture in a different state after an unexpected “comeback” in the game against Juventus, who failed to capitalise on their own dominance. Now MU will feel more confident and will try to upset City.
City’s passing, pressing and attacking style of play led to surge in fans in the last years and after six straight victories the “Citizens” once again look like the team that will win the Premier League. Pep Guardiola’s men showed all their huge winning potential, beating Shakhtar Donetsk with a score of 6-0 on Wednesday.
MU do not show much in terms of creativity, but they have athleticism and willpower. Add to this the willingness to protect and hold space from their opponents, and they may create a formula to withstand a difficult opponent.
MU midfielder Nemanja Matic is confident Jose Mourinho knows how to stop Manchester City in the Sunday derby.
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