(MU football comments – Man City, 23h30, 8/3, round 29 Premier League) “Red Devils” are showing excellent performance in recent times. This will be a great belief for Solskjaer teachers and students when facing Man City at Old Trafford.
Premier League 2019-2020, Manchester City, Manchester United
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When the season entered the last stage, coach Solskjaer was gradually putting MU into the right trajectory, with 9 consecutive unbeaten matches, including 7 matches to keep clean sheets and conceded only 2 goals. Achievements made fans “Red Devil” extremely excited.
Solskjaer continues to compete with Pep Guardiola
It is worth mentioning, the two contracts Bruno Fernandes and Ighalo in the East market are bringing a lot of positive. In which the Portuguese midfielder seems to be the important piece that the Norwegian strategist has been looking for so long. This creates the impression that the Old Trafford team has the most impressive performance since the beginning of the 2019/20 season.
Continuing the excitement, MU is extremely confident towards the 10th unbeaten match in a row, even though the opponent is the proud Man City neighbor.
Pep Guardiola’s army has just “pocketed” the first title of the season with the League Cup. However, when returning to the Premier League, Man City can play with the “walking” style when there is no chance to compete for the championship with Liverpool.
Although there is still 1 match, but with a gap of 22 points, it is difficult for dreamers to believe that “The Citizens” can protect the championship.
Therefore, competitive motivation will become the key in the upcoming 182rd Manchester derby. Because while Man City is very secure with the second place (7 points more than Leicester), MU is also hungry for 3 points to race Top 4.
Moreover for Man City, the most important goal for them is the Champions League arena. Coach Pep Guardiola of course does not want the players to lose too much strength or injury in this kind of innocuous battle.
In contrast to MU, Top 4 is a very important goal in the end of the season. After meeting Man City, Solskjaer’s team will meet Tottenham, also fighting at all costs for the Champions League.
These are the two most important challenges of MU in the rest of the season. Because in the last 8 matches, Solskjaer teachers and students will no longer face any opponent in the “Big Six”.
Bruno Fernandes is sublime
So when entering Manchester derby, MU will need to fight with 100% ability under the roof of Old Trafford. And if Bruno Fernandes once again shines to help the “Red Devils” to score first, Man City is likely to be difficult to regain the spirit to reverse the situation.
MU: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Matic; Fred, McTominay; Fernandes; Martial, Greenwood
Man City: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinchenko; Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Mahrez
MU: Pogba, Rashford, Fosu-Mensah are injured. Maguire, James, Wan-Bissaka left the ability to play.
Man City: Laporte is injured. De Bruyne suffered a minor pain.
MU are holding a series of 9 unbeaten matches (5 wins, 4 draws) in all competitions and 7 have kept clean sheets.
MU only conceded 1 goal in the last 4 rounds.
In the last 6 matches, MU scored 15 goals.
Old Trafford sanctuary is where MU has lost the last 3 matches against Man City in the Premier League.
Man City is the best attack so far (68 goals).
Man City have won the last 5 matches in all competitions.
After a 4-0 win over Fulham in the FA Cup, Man City did not score more than 2 goals per game.
MU has a record of winning 2 and losing 1 when facing Man City this season.
The competition for the trophy of the C1 Cup is also very attractive.