For Manchester United, four cup finals remain. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s goal of finishing in the Champions League places for next season is diminishing, but a victory at home to Manchester City could get the Red Devils back on track.
As you’d imagine, the game itself is going to be an extremely challenging one. City have been in dominant form in the Premier League and Pep Guardiola’s side will be ready to go.
Kick-off time: 20:00 BST.
Stadium: Old Trafford.
Referee: Andre Marriner.
More than anything it’s confidence. A win could kickstart our season and with our remaining games, three points here would make you believe that if we play well, the lads could end the season unbeaten.
In terms of team news, Ander Herrera will face a late fitness test. Hopefully, the Basque-born midfielder passes that because we’ve seriously missed his energy.
Luke Shaw will be fresh and hungry to play after suffering both domestic and European suspension. We’re going to need him to drive forward from that left-back slot.
I cannot remember the last time United were so highly priced on the football betting markets to win a two-horse race. Some bookies are giving you 7/1 which is crazy odds considering Man Utd are at home. Honestly, if you’re feeling confident that could be worth a punt as it’s terrific value. As you’d imagine, City are the overwhelming favourites, they’re odds-on at the majority of bookmakers to take home all three points.
Match Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Manchester City.
I’ve no idea why but I fancy us to put in a performance filled with pride tomorrow night. Old Trafford will be behind them, the place will be rocking and we’re going to need to see some stellar displays from our supposed world-class superstars. Paul Pogba, I’m looking firmly at you…