10 November 2010

Preview: An injury plagued United all set for an epic Manchester derby

Match 12: Manchester Derby!!
Manchester City vs Manchester United
8 PM K.O (GMT)

 Derby games don't get bigger than this. It's gonna be an epic derby because of the following reasons:

1) Manchester United haven't lost a single game so far this season, so maintaining this at Eastlands would be a big task.

2) Manchester City have started off brilliantly. They sit at a comfortable 4th spot with only 3 points away from United.

3) Tevez is in great form and he is back from Argentina fully fit for the derby. On the other hand, there is no Wayne Rooney for United - which means there is a lot of stress on the Bulgarian striker - Dimitar Berbatov.

4) Chelsea host Fulham in a West London derby tomorrow and if Chelsea lose at Stamford Bridge and United win at Eastlands, United will be top of the table!!

This is what Roberto Mancini had to stay ahead of the Derby.

Team News
Nani is doubtful due to groin injury. Darren Fletcher should play the full match as he's recovered well from his ankle blow against Bursaspor. Hargreaves is out for at least 5 more weeks. Ryan Giggs who was earlier thought to recover from his hamstring injury ahead of Manchester derby is ruled out of the game. Both the teams would wear a poppy on their shirts to remember the soldiers who died fighting for Britain in the two World Wars.

United possible Starting XI:
Van Der Sar
Evra Rio Vidic  Neville 
Park Scholes Fletcher Obertan
Hernandez Berba

 Rio Ferdinand would be delighted not to face Craig Bellamy in the game as   he posed some serious threats for the centre back previous season. 

Let the battle begin! Let the Red Manchester rise at Eastlands!

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