Manchester derby dissected: How United can delay's City's title celebrations

"City are way ahead, and what's obvious is United will need to spend heavily if they watch to catch up".

As illustrated by the graphic above, Bale is a more prolific goalscorer per 90 minutes than both Rashford and Martial, although the United duo have been more successful with their take-ons this term.

The 32-year-old said he is "very proud" to wear the United shirt and has urged the club to fight to help his employers win silverware. A victory for City will be sufficient for them to be crowned the new champions of England.

Paul Pogba would be a key part of the Manchester United team if Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge, according to Andrei Kanchelskis. Just go out there and become a player first then you can do what you want with your hair because people won't notice anyway because they'll only see the player. There has not been one since.

After decades of living in United's shadow, City have changed the balance of power in Manchester firmly in their favour and are on the verge of their third title since 2012. Guardiola's men were outplayed entirely by Liverpool, as the Reds registered a 3-0 Champions League quarterfinals first-leg lead over the Citizens.

"The club, manager and team always receive a great welcome when visiting America, with our millions of U.S. fans always keen to get closer to Manchester United".

PEP GUARDIOLA has said that he will use "all the squad" with this game sandwiched between the huge Champions League showdown with Liverpool. You know how it goes between City and United, you know the history, so it would be historic.

The problem for United is that City have raised the bar, massively.

Guardiola may also be able to count upon two returning players. Sergio Aguero missed the trip to Anfield through injury but could be fit here.

The France global is facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford after surprisingly falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho in recent months.

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For United, Romelu Lukaku is available at 40/17 odds at Unibet and Alexis Sanchez at 16/5 odds. It is early days for the Chilean at his new club and he is working hard in training.

His pace and knack of getting behind the opposition defence unnoticed will be crucial to unlocking what is expected be a low block Manchester United back six on Saturday. He, too, is due a top-class performance - if Mourinho's set up will allow for one.

But while that is a good record to boast of, Jose Mourinho still wants to expand his team and bring in reinforcements and thus has targeted the likes of Gianluigi Donnaruma, Jorginho, Antoine Griezmann, Faouzi Gholam, and Willian.

Liverpool's drubbing of City this week, attacking from the whistle, will make any bus-parking by Mourinho doubly unpopular.

City have already suffered five defeats this season, which is one more than Manchester United suffered in all of 1998/99.

With a Champions League place all put assured for United and all his players rested, surely Mourinho can afford to take some risks.

  • Julie Sanders


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