- Jose Mourinho against Pep Guarduola
We can say that this game between United and City could be like English “El Classico”. And Mourinho vs. Guardiola – is super manager’s fight.
- Manchester United
Last game against Hull City gave us many answers for questions. "Killer instinct" is back for “Red devils”. This gameplay we could see only in sir Alex Ferguson's time. Rashford's winner goal was on the last minute. This is called “Fergie time”.
- About injuries and disqualifications
Sergio Aguero is banned for 3 games by FA for the dirty playing against West Ham’s defender in the last game at Etihad stadium. This could be crucial lost for Guardiola's team. As you know Joe Hart left team on loan for Torino, and this case can be one of the many factors in team’s bad terms.
Manchester United's Antonio Valencia and Marcos Rojo are back to the team only in Tuesday and won't be in the starting line-up. This could be good chance for Matteo Darmian who lost his right fullback place to Ecuador international. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is under the question but Jose Mourinho said Armenian will be able to help the team in Derby. In the friendly game against Denmark he got injured in 38th minute and couldn't continue to play. Juan Mata is likely to be again in right winger position. Jessy Lingard will probably play after his return.
- Ibrahimovic vs. Guardiola
These 2 were together in Barcelona for 1 season. And they were extremely in bad terms. Zlatan needed to say goodbye and move to Milan, because he couldn't be Barcelona’s player and Pep didn't see him in squad with Swede forward mentality and charisma. Ibra made his decision to move Manchester United after Jose Mourinho’s call. Jose and Zlatan were in Internazionale and have friendly relationships at the moment. "I don't know manager who can motivate footballer s like Mourinho" - said ibrahimovic.
- Most interesting duels in this game
Claudio Bravo can make his debut for Manchester city in game against main rivals. John Stones and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Best bets to do
Manchester United or Draw – 3/7
Over 1,5 goals – 1/3
First half under 1,5 goals – 1/3
Ibrahimovic to score – 4/11