9Sport: Manchester derby, United vs City, preview and lineups!


Tonight is a big football night, not because of the England League Cup competition but because of the local derby. The match between United and City is  also a derby between Mourinho and Guardiola.

As far as we have seen until now Manchester United has not a shining start of the season. In other side Manchester City has found their form and playing fantastic football so far. Mourinho is on a big pressure, he has been criticized for not having done his job well, even though  he got all the players he needed in the transfer period. More likely in tonight match he will do whatever is in his hand to win this local derby. This is important both for the fans and the board of Manchester United. Due to all this facts we can conclude that the pressure is towards Mourinho.

Probably Guardiola don’t have many options to calculate because the same pressure on a local derby goes towards him. More likely he will be more comfortable to build his team because of more options that he has in players. While Mourinho has no other options, rather then to play open football with possibility to create many chances for goal, opposite of that is Guardiola. He plays more tactical game, with a lot of calculations and passes. More likely Guardiola will try more young players in this match!


In additional of this information we can only conclude that tonight we will see a perfect football. We predict a match with more then three scored goals.


Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blindm Shaw, Pogba, Carrick, Mkhitaryan, Lingard, Rashford, Martial.

Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Caballero, Clichy, Stones, Otamendi, Maffeo, Gundogan, Fernando, Sane, Garcia, Nolito, Iheanacho.

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