It is the clash between Jose Mourinho, who is the figurehead of United, and Pep Guardiola, who is the veteran tactician at the helm of City.
Both managers makes this Saturday’s Manchester Derby one of the most nail-biting derbies in history. You heard it right, it’s the Manchester derby this weekend on Saturday, September 10.
Time: 12:30 p.m. (BST)
Venue: Old Trafford
Mourinho’s side will take on Guardiola’s side in the “clash of the titans” this Saturday. Both teams have made a stunning start in the Premier League and will go toe-to-toe to upset each other’s odds at the Old Trafford.
Both sides are joint leaders of the league after playing three games, which is definitely going to change after this encounter. Without a doubt, it will be the game of the season – with quality of players and the expert managers will face this weekend.
Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are arguably the two best coaches in the English football right now and with a little history between them, the pair have faced each other a total of 16 time during their time in Spain.
Matches played: 16
Guardiola wins: 7
Mourinho wins: 3
The Red Devils face this game in a determined mood, claiming four wins out of four games this season so far. On top of that, winning the Community Shield – the first trophy of the season against the reigning Premier League champions Leicester City.
The world’s most expensive footballer, Paul Pogba is likely to make his career in full gear when the Frenchman will face the Tourists at Old Trafford.
Man United: Predicted Line-Up:
De Gea-Valencia, Bailey, Blind, Rojo-Fellaini, Pogba-Mata, Rooney, Martial-Ibrahimovic
Man City: Predicted Line-Up:
Caballero; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Stones, Clichy; David Silva, Fernandinho; De Bruyne, Sterling, Navas; Nolito
Manchester United are remain favourites to win the game, with the 20-time English champions offered at 5/4, while Manchester City are backed at a 23/10.
The Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in red-hot form, is expected to score yet another goal.