- 1 Manchester United vs. Manchester City 12th April Match Preview
- 2 Manchester United vs. Manchester City Players expected starting eleven:
Its EPL climax, these weeks and we have the Manchester Derby! Come, Sunday Manchester United is taking on, Manchester City at their home ground. Let’s have a quick Manchester United vs. Manchester City preview.
Having only a single point’s difference at the edge of top four of the table, both the teams would like to thrash each other with everything they got. Manchester United have just earned their 3rd position, while Manchester City just lost their chances of regaining the 2nd position of the title.
Manchester United vs. Manchester City 12th April Match Preview
Manchester United’s form –
With five wins in a row in Premier League, not to mention the recent success against Tottenham and Liverpool, the Red Devils are bursting with absolute confidence. Manchester United superstars like Di Maria and Rooney are again producing huge potential with the striking force while players like Young, Fellaini, Herrera and Mata are taking charge of the midfield against all other opponents. In United’s last match against Aston Villa, we experienced a superb pressing football all the way through from each and every position of the field. Even the absence of Robin van Persie and Luke Shaw did make no difference. The team is on a roll and ready to take on any opponent indeed. Louis van Gaal with his boys is producing the late result finally.
On facing the rival’s next meet, Louis van Gall said
“This next game is the decisive game. It’s like the game against Liverpool and the game against Chelsea — you have to win these kinds of matches.”
When he was remembered about the 10 men loss at Etihad Stadium in last November, the Dutchman replied in confidence
“It was another Manchester United, I believe. That was more in the start of the process and now we are in the end of the process. Now we have developed the team.”
He kept on saying
“I think also the confidence of our players is very high at the moment. Our performances show that, so it’s not the same Manchester United.”
Manchester United last five matches –
Newcastle 0-1 Manchester United
Manchester United 1-2 Arsenal
Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham
Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United
Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa
Manchester City’s form –
With the last night’s away loss against Crystal Palace and Liverpool and Burnley before that Manchester City is in trouble. Nasri, Navas, Silva, Toure, Kompany all have gone out of form, if not out of luck suddenly. The team is not looking sloppy in the field but lacking rhythm and confidence are also causing them a huge misunderstanding is the field resulting in missing sitters and half-chances. The players are looking confused and the team is lacking leadership at the final third. City will need more of their determination and calibre to snatch some away points from the city rivals.
At the post match press conference Pellegrini was caught quoting
“We were very unlucky not to score more goals but I am very pleased in the way my team played. We missed a lot of chances to score – that was the reason we lost this game.”
The Manchester City manager also declared
“We are not talking about the title. We just want to win our games – that is the only duty we have to do.”
He further added
“The last seven games are very important. There are 21 points to play for. We must try and win as many points as possible and we will see which position in the table we finish.”
Manchester City last five matches –
Manchester City 2-0 Leicester City
Burnley FC 1-0 Manchester City
Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City
Manchester City 3-0 West Brom
Crystal Palace 2-1 Manchester City
Match: Manchester United vs. Manchester City
Day: 12th April, 2015
Stadium: Old Trafford
Kick Off: 11.00 hours (Local), 20.30 hours (IST)
Manchester United vs. Manchester City Players expected starting eleven:
Manchester United expected starting line-up –
De Gea, Valencia, Phil Jones, Rojo, Blind; Michel Carrick, Andre Herrera; Juan Mata, Fellaini, Ashley Young; Rooney.
Manchester City expected starting line-up –
Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Zabaleta, Martín Demichelis, Gaël Clichy, Navas, David Silva, Fernandinho, Touré, Agüero, Bony
Manchester United vs. Manchester City, players to stick your eyes on:
Manchester United – Rooney, Mata, Young
Manchester City – Agüero, Touré, Bony
Manchester United vs. Manchester City substitutes to look for –
Manchester United – Angel Di Maria, Falcao
Manchester City – Frank Lampard, Jovetic
This Manchester derby is going to classify the probable league positions of both the teams. The top four positions are going to have a great impact from the results of this match. So, stick to Football Lens while the Manchester reds take on the Manchester Blues.