United vs City – Manchester derby of ideologies
Manchester United takes Manchester City at 18:30 at Old Trafford in an attempt to tie the championship title to Premier League. The “Red Devils” are lagging behind in 8 points by the “citizens” leaders who are in a historic series of 13 consecutive wins in the league.
Naturally, fans are excited about the fight and the clash between Jose Mourinho and Josep Guardiola, which has become a modern football classic. In 19 games between them, the Spaniard has eight wins against just 4 for the Portuguese and 7 draws. In the past campaign, City won 2: 1 at Old Trafford and Etihad did not score goals, but now the “hell” can not afford similar results to stay in the fight for the most valuable trophy in the country.
Derby will also be an ideological duel of two styles, confided by managers who will once again want to prove that their way is the right one for achieving high goals. Mourinho is lagging behind Guardiola but has two trophies at the League Cup and Europa League, while Pep has just built a team to taste, not only in England but also in the Champions League.
This is the 157th edition of the Manchester derby in the Premier League, with United having 61 successes, City 44, and the draws are 51. In all tournaments, the Red Devils have a 72:50 victory, and the draws are 52. If now “citizens” win, will catch up with Arsenal’s 2002 record for 14 consecutive wins in the league. United, however, have 40 non-defeating households, of which they have won 29, which is a club-level record and a new one can be placed against the city’s rival.
Mourinho can not count on the injured Eric Baiy and Michael Carrick, as well as the punished Paul Pogba, as Marwan Felaini will also be questioned until last. Benjamin Mendi and John Stones are out of order for Guardiola.