Manchester City v Manchester United Match Preview: Team analysis and predictions

Fair play to Manchester United, they are rolling along at the moment. Game after game they pick up crucial wins. I watched them against Anderlecht and I thought the Belgium side were well on top in the first half, but United just find a way to win. They dig in, stay in the game and build from there. Going to Burnley is not easy but they put a performance in and won again.

This is a big, big game. Whoever loses this game will be out of the race for the top four. This is winner takes all and it’s as simple as that.

Manchester City’s confidence will be shot after the defeat to Arsenal in the cup on Sunday but I think United’s advantage comes from having Marcus Rashford up front. If Zlatan Ibrahimovic had been playing up front I would have gone for City but Rashford’s pace could be a real problem for Pep Guardiola’s side.

With this game, I’m trying to think about which team can stop the other but in truth I can’t see either side blunting the other. I don’t think City will be able to live with Rashford’s pace and then you look at the other side and with Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling in the side, they will always score goals. With both teams needing all three points, I see this being a gung-ho encounter with plenty of goals.

Observer Sport Football Pundits Predict: Man City 3-2 Man Utd.

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