Manchester Derby is always an enjoyable fixture to watch but this time we will see whether it is as good as always or going to be a one sided game.
Manchester United are struggling under new manager David Moyes this season, currently they are on 7th place in the Premier League table while The Blue side of Manchester is going on high scoring lot of goals even against big teams. Lets see what will happen tonight.
Match time: 19:45 GMT
Referee: Michael Oliver
United boss Moyes has not revealed any update regarding the injured center backs. Three defenders Rio Ferdinand, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans all were out in the last game against West Ham United and now reports saying that Moyes has not given any update on these three center backs in the pre match conference.
While winger Antonio Valencia has an eye problem which makes him 50 50 for the game but striker Robin van Persie due to knee injury and captain Nemanja Vidic due to suspension will miss this clash.
Vincent Kompany has completed his suspension and hopefully he will captain the team and striker Edin Dzeko is doubtful due to illness. Matija Nastasic and Sergio Aguero remain on the sidelines.
Players to watch:
For United there is only one player in form and that’s Wayne Rooney. The Englishman scored an exceptional volley goal from the half line against West Ham last weekend.
And for City there is a long list who can cause troubles, one of them is City’s top scorer Yaya Toure, he is a defensive midfielder and scoring like a striker. He will be the main man for City tonight.
Probable Line Ups:
Stat: “Yaya Toure has scored with nine of his 11 dead ball shots this season (five penalties, four direct free-kicks).”
United last five games (all competitions)
BPL: West Ham 0 – 2 Manchester United
CPL: Manchester United 3 – 0 Olympiacos
BPL: Manchester United 0 – 3 Liverpool
BPL: West Brom 0 – 3 Manchester United
CPL: Olympiacos 2 – 0 Manchester United
City last five games (all competitions)
BPL: Manchester City 5 – 0 Fulham
BPL: Hull City 0 – 2 Manchester City
CPL: Barcelona 2 – 1 Manchester City
FA Cup: Manchester City 1 – 2 Wigan Athletic
BPL: Manchester City 1-0 Stoke City
United vs City (Head to Head last five games in BPL)
13-14: City 4 – 1 United
12-13: United 1 – 2 City
12-13: City 2 – 3 United
11-12: City 1 – 0 United
11-12: United 1 – 6 City
Manchester United 1-3 Manchester City