Man Utd vs Man City: 7 things that will definitely happen in Manchester derby | Football | Sport

1) Jose Mourinho vs Pep Guardiola cam

Manchester United and Manchester City bosses Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have their history.

So Sky Sports will definitely lap it up, comparing the two to gladiators in an arena. They love a bit of action, them.

2) The Manchester boys

Manchester City have been in stunning form this season.

But they will definitely get ripped to pieces when it comes to comparing the Manchester-born people in the squad.

Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford represent United through and through. City, contrastingly, have no-one.

3) Hands flailing

Jose Mourinho will fight every decision that goes against his team.

Pep Guardiola will do the same.

So there will definitely be hand gestures galore at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

4) A red card

Last season’s Manchester derbies were relatively tame affairs.

Certainly, they were a far cry from the bloody games Mourinho and Guardiola oversaw during their time in charge at Real Madrid and Barcelona.

But Marouane Fellaini still saw red last season and another dismissal is likely this afternoon.

5) Romelu Lukaku will be singled out

Romelu Lukaku has not been in great form for Manchester United.

Despite scoring against CSKA Moscow in midweek he is yet to get on the scoresheet against one of the so-called top six.

Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea have all survived facing the Belgian. A goal against City will see him praised but another blank will have the critics lining up with their flames and pitchforks.

6) Someone will be criticised

Whether it be United, City or referee Michael Oliver, someone is in for a ribbing after the game.

It will probably be Oliver no matter how stellar a job the man does. 

But games like this rarely pass with universal happiness so criticism will be dished out in some capacity.

7) This IS the title decider

Manchester United vs Manchester City now genuinely deserves its place at the top of football’s must-watch fixtures.

And the current positioning of the two teams mean this will be seen as a title decider.

If United win, they are back in the title race.

But if City reign supreme then the Red Devils will be told to wait until 2019 to win the trophy.

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