Robin Van Persie scored a dramatic last minute winner as Manchester United ended City’s 37 game unbeaten home record in the league.
The Dutchman produced his most Cantona-esque moment to date to send United six points clear at the top of the table after City clawed their way back from two goals down and looked to have snatched a late draw through Pablo Zabaleta’s smart finish.
DDG, Rafael, Rio, Evans, Evra – Cleverley, Carrick, Valencia,Young – Rooney, RVP. Are we happy with that lineup Reds?
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Derby weekend is here! This Manchester derby could well be the most important game of the season, as a win would put us 6 points ahead of the noisy neighbours and going into the new year, it’s a very, very good lead. With both the teams full of injuries and out of form, the line-ups will be a major part of what wins one team the game.
Here is what I think should be our line-up, with reasons as to why each one of those players has been put into the team.
I think it’s fair to say the Manchester Derby is becoming a rivalry it’s never been before. When Sheikh Mansour wet his finger, shut his eyes and randomly plucked out which Premier League club he wanted to play with, Manchester City were suddenly thrust into a position to compete with their glorious neighbours and so the local rivalry intensified as City went from a symbol of ridicule to a serious opponent – overnight.
In years gone by United would travel to City’s rented accommodation as favourites, nowadays (as is the case for Sunday) the bookies cannot separate them. One site however is prepared to separate them and Betegy.com recommends backing City at best price 2.30 with Bwin but admits it’s an ‘Extreme Bet’ their complicated algorithm has thrown up.
It’s the Manchester derby, and United are 3.4 with Coral to beat City at the Etihad and pull six points clear of their arch rivals.
The Red Devils currently sit top of the table and come into the game on the back of three consecutive wins.
Although beaten 1-0 in their midweek Champions League game, they had already qualified and it was clear that Sir Alex was more concerned about this clash.
Disappointed are we? Don’t be too disheartened, through defeat we find positives and here I am, new to Red Rants to throw some out there for you.
Surely starting with the impressive Scott Wootton is the only way to get this going? Given his chance after his continued progress in the U21’s side the centre-half effortlessly fitted in alongside Chris Smalling.
Smalling, who looked shaky at times throughout was continuously helped out by 21 year old Wootton who to me looked as comfortable and composed as possible. I recall only once that he made a mistake, selling Buttner short on a pass but without hesitation rushed back to make a glorious last ditch tackle on Sougou, who certainly was going to give De Gea a test.
Manchester United suffered a first home defeat in the Champions League in over three years as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Cluj at Old Trafford.