After an action packed Mid-week of premier league football, in which more scripts where recorded, it is time for the Manchester derby to take centre stage.
Manchester United face their second huge Premier League clash in the space of four days as they take on bitter rivals Manchester City at the Etihad.
Ole Gunnar solskjaer was under pressure heading into Wednesday’s clash against Jose mourinho’s Tottenham, of course a Marcus Rashford Masterclass ensured a 2-1 Victory.
Now Solskjaer and United must do it all again as the face an even tougher test against Pep Guardiola’s title hopefuls.
There will be a rich array of talent on show at the Etihad, and a game of huge magnitude is likely to be decided by either a moment of magic or an individual error.
Dockaysworld selects three key battles that could prove pivotal on the evening.
Fernadinho vs Marcus Rashford
Fernandinho has been a revelation at the heart of city defence since the cruel injury to Laporte.
Blessed with experience and ability to play from the back, the Brazilian has certainly been city defensive shield and on Saturday he comes up against a man in form, Marcus Rashford.
The England international is one of the reasons ole Gunnar is still at the club following his match winning display against Tottenham.
Another huge test awaits the young prodigy and we expect him to pass in flying colours.
David Silva vs Mc tomminay
Recall, we emphasized on Fred vs Alli battle in the Tottenham game, which eventually proved pivotal as the English man got the better of Fred and gave the Brazilian an uncomfortable evening.
Considering the attacking threat city’s ball carrying midfielders posses with the likes of David Silva, Bernardo, and De Bruyne. Mc Tomminay has to be the man tasked at stopping them.
The young Scot man was a joy to watch against Spurs as he showed maturity, calmness, and his use of the ball was equally impressive.
since much of the game would be played in the middle of the park, Another big performance will certainly be required from the young Scottish midfielder
Gabriel Jesus vs Maguire
Gabriel Jesus produced a two goal display on Tuesday night at Burnley following Sergio Aguero injury.
The young Brazilian has actually had a mixed season and has struggled for a regular starting position.
it remains unclear if he would lead the line against United as pep could be tempted to go with Raheem Sterling upfront.
Whatever action the Manager comes up with, a Harry Maguire Battle should be the reaction and could prove the most pivotal battle on the evening.