EPL: Key expectations as Manchester United meets Man City at derby

Manchester United would entertain its City neighbours at Old Trafford on Saturday as hostilities return to the Premier League.

Both sides are trying to find their fortune in the Premier League this weekend with the Red Devils already eliminated from the European grandest stage midweek.

The loss would demand a lot from the Red Devils while the onus would be on Pep Guardiola to perform having signed a two-year contest earlier in the season.

Here is a look at some significant features to expect from the Manchester United, Manchester City game.

Managerial Tussle

Both managers would be at loggerheads as regards to the tactical dealings in the tie. They would aim to influence the match proceedings while the players make their case as well on the pitch.

Guardiola’s men sit a point behind the Red Devils and would not be leaving any stone unturned ahead of this fixture.

Measure of Rivalry

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The playing positions of the in the league makes this one an even interesting match-up as only a point separates the two sides.

With the match billed at the Red side of Manchester, expect intense rivalry as both sides come into the match with different aspirations ahead of the game.

Moment of Controversy

The boiling fury between both Manchester giants would be expected to produce talking points along in the mix.

With the match supposed to steer emotions for both viewers and the players at large, there could be a couple of contention especially due to varying opinion and decision making on the pitch.

We could get to see players outbursts and fight in the game while VAR could be another point of essential controversy.

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