Man City vs Man Utd: Manchester City could return to the top of the Premier League tonight with victory at cross-city rivals Manchester United. Ahead of tonight’s crunch clash at Old Trafford, City are two points adrift of leaders Liverpool, but crucially have a game in hand.
Event: Manchester Derby 2019
Team: Man City vs Man Utd
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Game Time: 3:00 p.m. ET.
In what is one of the closest title races in recent seasons, Citizens boss Pep Guardiola knows his team cannot afford any slip-ups. United will be looking for a response tonight after suffering an embarrassing 4-0 defeat away to Everton on their last outing on Sunday.
Since being named permanent manager on March 28, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has overseen four defeats in six matches, but will want to show doubters that the wheels have not come off.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted for a change in approach ahead of Wednesday’s huge Manchester derby. The Red Devils were thrashed 4-0 at Everton on Sunday and are facing a huge game to keep their Premier League top four hopes alive.
Solskjaer took his players back to their iconic former training ground, The Cliff, to give them a reality check on the morning of the big match. They travelled by coach from the team hotel to the base where Solskjaer spent his early years as a United player.
Paul Merson is convinced Manchester City will batter rivals Manchester United – and the result will be the catalyst for them to win the title. The Red Devils play host to their very noisy neighbours at Old Trafford on Wednesday, looking for three points to keep their top-four hopes alive, not to mention for the bragging rights.
But last time out they were well and truly battered 4-0 by Everton at Goodison Park, and former Arsenalforward Merson thinks the Manchester Derby will go the same way.
“I think the league will be won here as I expect Manchester City to win easily,” Merson told Sky Sports. “ Manchester United are just not very good. It was embarrassing against Everton and the players should be ashamed of themselves.”