It’s time for one of the biggest derby games in club football. It may be early days in the Premier League season, but these are the kind of games that makes or breaks a season. When United lost the EPL crown to their city rivals in the 2011-12 season, the whole debacle began with United’s unbelievable 6-1 home loss to City, after which the red devils lost their spine completely. More than the 3 points at stake, its the pride of winning against their biggest rivals that matters a lot for the fans.
Both teams are fresh from wins in the Champions League ties held in mid-week and will be high on confidence. City, however have a few injury problems to deal with. Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany made his return from injury in midweek and hasn’t played at the top level for a long time. Even Gael Clichy could miss out, alongside another defender, Martin Demichelis. David Silva is also a doubtful starter after missing the last two league games. But, City have enough fire power in their ranks. They have one of the best midfields in EPL, with the likes of Yaya Toure and Fernandinho.