Match Preview: Manchester City v Manchester United

It doesn’t get much easier for the reds after last week’s last-gasp equaliser against Chelsea, United have to travel down the road to the Ethiad Stadium to face their local rivals Manchester City. Good news for the reds is that Wayne Rooney returns to the team after his 3 match suspension. However bad news is that Colombian striker Radamel Falcao will miss the first Manchester Derby of the season.

Manchester City have not had a good couple of weeks after losing a 2 goal lead away to CSKA Moscow, getting beat 2-1 by West Ham last Saturday and finally beaten by Newcastle 2-0 in the Capital One Cup. However, even if Man City aren’t on form they’re definitely not a team to take lightly, they are still the Premier League Champions after all.

Well for United at the moment this is possible the best time to come up against a low on confidence City side. Last weekend against Chelsea there was glimmers of light of how good this United squad could be once it all clicks together and you could say we we’re unlucky not to get all 3 points after some golden chances we’re wasted.

KO: 13:30 BST

Venue: Ethiad Stadium

Date: Sunday 2nd November

Last Meeting:

Manchester United 0-3 Manchester City

One of the final nails in David Moyes’ Manchester United career as Man City brushed us aside fairly easily at Old Trafford in March of this year. Edin Dzeko gained a brace and Yaya Toure made his mark in the last minutes of the match. Let’s hope for a better performance this time around.

Injury News

A Young (Groin/Pelvis), P Jones (Calf/Shin), R Falcao (Calf/Shin), P McNair (Hamstring), J Evans (Ankle/Foot) and J Lingard (Knee)

See our Predicted Line-ups here.

Score Prediction

Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United

I feel as though we are improving week by week and due to the poor start against smaller teams, these games against the bigger teams have become must wins and due to City’s form of late I think we can get the 3 points at the Ethiad.

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