Manchester United have been in good form of late, with Jose Mourinho’s men slowly but surely closing the gap on their rivals. The 2-0 result against Burnley completed an excellent week of results on the field, but the injuries are mounting up; our next fixture? an away trip to Manchester City.
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Manchester United and Manchester City go head-to-head for the first time of the season in just over a week, with the game taking place at Old Trafford. Mourinho’s men will have home-field advantage, and they may have another edge if things go their way.
In this piece I attempt to delve into the tactically brilliant mind of Louis van Gaal. How will he approach the game? Who will play? What’s he been saying in the tactical meetings? Once we go down this rabbit hole there’s no telling what we’ll find. If I tug on the rope twice, pull me out.
Although we’re sitting pretty fifteen points clear at the summit, any derby game is still highly important amongst the players and fans alike and theres no doubt that our lads will be hungry to win this one. Fergie will get them in the right mindset and prepared properly to go out there and win this one.
The margin at the top of the Premier League can be extended to a massive 18 points with 21 remaining if we win today, meaning one more win could seal the title for United. Since losing to Madrid in Europe, we haven’t hit anywhere near our best form, but we’ll need to if we want to win tonight.
The final results of Virgin Media’s competition are in, and with over 20,000 votes cast in support for both teams, United have ran away with it after a massive 84% of the votes in their favour. A massive 17,500+ tweets were sent with the message “#VMRed”, compared to 3,300+ #VMBlue’s.
With a fifteen point cushion at the top of the Premier League, this won’t be a derby of importance in terms of the league standings. Its always nice to win any derby game though so the lads will be well up for this one, especially after the last encounter at Old Trafford.
After both missed the FA Cup tie against Chelsea on Monday, both Rafael and Wayne Rooney are back in training and in contention to play in the Manchester derby on Monday night. However, both Jonny Evans and Nemanja Vidic aren’t due to start training until tomorrow or Saturday meaning both are doubts for the game.
The biggest derby ever part II: A view from a blue: Talking Balotelli’s antics, Wazza, and City’s title push
Earlier today OT Faithful caught up with lifelong City fan Jack Marshall. We had a chat about a certain game on Monday night and how he reckons it will go. Jack writes in the sports section for Sport Pulse, and he loves his football and Cricket.
The statement “the biggest derby ever” has been used at least once for the past few seasons, we had the Carling Cup semi finals in 2010, the FA cup semi last year, the league game at Old Trafford last year, and the Community Shield at the start of this season.