Wednesday evenings Manchester Derby could potentially be this season’s Premier League title decider. Which Manchester outfit will emerge victorious after 90 minutes? Each time these two teams meet, the occasion is always special and the players do their best to appease the fans and do the team justice.
Searching for victory at Old Trafford is not an easy task, but it is a task Manchester City seem to be ready for. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have suffered six defeats in their last eight games as their coach comes under scrutiny for the club’s recent form. City have lost only one league match away at rivals Manchester United since 2011 and are desperate for three points in their quest to retain the title. The Red Devils head into this clash after suffering a devastating 4-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday. It is highly likely that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be contemplating shaking things up for the visit of the Blues, whose Quadruple bid ended with the Champions League quarter-final exit at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.
Meanwhile, Pep Gurdiola has ruled out Kevin de Bruyne for the fixture after picking up an injury in City’s win over Tottenham during the weekend. City will hope he can be back for the FA Cup final which is scheduled to take place next month. City are currently two points behind league leaders Liverpool with a game in hand and can go top with a win, while United are three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea having also played a game fewer. City’s faith remains in their own hands, if they win their last four fixtures, they will surpass Liverpool and move up to 1st place.
Liverpool fans may be in a confusing and unprecedented position as they will be turning to their greatest adversary, United, to take home the spoils and in turn heighten their hopes of lifting the trophy after an eternity of 29 years without a title. The match will kick-off at 21:00 on Supersport 3.