Sparks will fly when these two come head-to-head! It’s the Manchester derby, as City take on United in what is always a fierce contest at City of Manchester Stadium on Mar. 20 at 12 p.m. EST. Click here for the live stream, so you won’t miss a minute!
It’s derby time! Manchester United travels to their bitter rivals Manchester City to face off at the City of Manchester Stadium in what should provide a fascinating contest for both the fans and neutrals. We swear you’re not going to want to miss any crunching tackles or great goals, so click down for the live stream to watch this match!
Manchester United’s inconsistent form has seen them drop down the Premier League standings to 6th place, and at this rate this handsome team may not even qualify for next season’s Champions League. That would be a travesty for a team of such world-renowned stature and might cause the Red Devils board to reconsider the future of their boss Louis Van Gaal.
Manchester City’s form has been patchy too. Favored to be Premier League challengers this season, they’ve dropped to fourth and haven’t won back-to-back games since October. A staggering statistic given their talent pool to choose from in an expensively assembled squad.
Another blow to City’s aspirations, and thin hopes of catching Leicester City at the top of the Premier League, is another injury to captain Vincent Kompany. He’s been in and out of the team due to a calf complaint that has dogged him all year. He had to be subbed off in their Champions League game against Dynamo Kyiv and he’s likely to be out for some time.
United have also known a thing or two about injuries this season. Their first choice left back Luke Shaw is still out after breaking his leg last year, while star forward Wayne Rooney is no nearer to a return after having surgery on a troublesome knee.
However, with Anthony Martial and teenage striker Marcus Rashford deputizing well, they have been able to get away with the loss of Wayne. But in the big games, you want your best players available and United will miss him and Luke.
Derby games are normally tight affairs, with both teams sizing each other out in the early stages. Who gets the all-important first goal will probably go on to win this one .
HollywoodLifers, who do you think will walk away with the spoils from the Manchester derby?