Manchester Battle of Supremacy takes place on Sunday as United hosts their City rivals and the current league leaders at Old Trafford.
The Manchester Rivalry gets deeper, hotter and better each season, the players play with fierce strength and fans always look forward to it. The gossips and bragging rights go on for half of the season or till the next derby.
Manchester City’s new arrival Kevin De Bruyne has been an outstanding player for the club so far this season and has claimed that his team must attack Manchester United with full strengths and not defend or change their playing style.
“We shouldn’t play defensive because our main strength lies going forward, though we need to stay disciplined. We know it will be difficult,” De Bruyne told the club’s official website
“Manchester United have been a top team for a long time and the rivalry between us and them obviously runs deep, but the season is very long.
“That said, we know what it means to our supporters and it would be nice if we could go there and get three points. If you win it’s nice for everyone and that’s what we’ll be trying to do. Kevin Bruyne has scored a total of 4 goals and assisted for 3 more for Manchester City since making his switch from Wolfsburg.
Manchester City has picked 21 points from a possible 27 this season, keeping them top of the table after 9 games, and are 2 points ahead of Manchester United as the go into Sunday’s derby, and De Bruyne wants to widen the margin.
City’s last visit to Old Trafford ended in a 4-2 defeat which gave United the bragging rights and the gossips has been going on till now.
Manchester United are currently sitting 3rd in the premier league table with 19 points and a win on Sunday will put them one point above Manchester City and a possibility of being league leaders if Arsenal fails to win against Everton on Saturday.
United Squad may look a little shabby and unconvincing when compared to Manchester City, as Depay is lacking consistency, Rooney under pressure for goals but their Wonder-Kid ‘Martial’ with fine artistic skills be will be spotlight. Like Kevin De Bruyne, he will be playing his first Manchester Derby.
Martial played both the act of a Hero and a villain in their midweek champions league game in Russia. After handling the ball in his own half which gave the opponents a penalty, he turned around and scored the equalizing goal; once again making himself a hero in the eyes of Red Devils fans.
Martial has found the back of the net 4 times and assisted in one for Manchester United in all competitions this season and look forward to score more.