Manchester United will face Manchester City at Old Trafford Stadium, in Manchester, at 31st Round of English Premier League. Manchester United against Manchester City is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in English Premier League. This round is very important fighting for positions in the league, moreover, when it’s Manchester’s Derby. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Manchester United played great while Solskjaer O. G. was on a temporary contract. As soon as he was accepted for a permanent contract, the game deteriorated and the team lost a very good shape. Now United fighting for tickets to Champions League, but looks like they will stay at the bottom of top 6. Of course, the injury crisis strongly affected teams game, because Head coach forced to play with a rotational team. In general, United needs to change lots of players since several players lost their motivation. In the last 10 matches, they lost 6. This result is unimpressive and they showed the weakest performance since the 1998 year.
Paul Pogba has scored 13 goals and made 9 assists. We can call him the leader of the team, but he has a difficult character, which makes it harder to work with him. Romelu Lukaku scored 12 goals and need to be even faster and dangerous since he failing to finish the scoring chances. Unfortunately, A. Valencia, E. Bailly, and A. Herrera will miss the match due to injuries. The Red Devils are very strong at shooting from direct free-kicks, coming back from losing positions, attacking down the wings and creating long shot opportunities.
The Citizens are fighting for Trophy in Premier League. They have one match less than Liverpool and 2 points gap. Manchester City has won their last 10 matches in Premier League which shows their serious intentions on the trophy. They failed to go further in Champions League since Tottenham even after losing was promoted to Semi-final. They were very unlucky and played without defence, so got 3 goals and even with scored 4 they lost this English battle in Europe. Moreover, Manchester City will face Watford at FA Cup Final on 18th of May.
Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, and Leroy Sane look unstoppable this season. All combined they scored 45 goals and made 27 assists. In addition, City’s defence in the second-best defence in England after Liverpool. Their defence is the most expensive in the whole world. in 34 matches Sky Blues scored 87 and conceded 22 goals. Citizens are very strong at finishing scoring chances, attacking down the wings, creating long shot opportunities and defending set-pieces. However, they have weaknesses at aerial duels, stopping opponents from creating the chance and avoiding offsides.
In the last 2 seasons team met for 4 times in all competitions. Both teams have the same amount of wins. Only once the match finished without goals from one team. In general, previously they played almost at the same level.