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5 reasons why Manchester United will demolish Manchester City

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Mourinho’s side have the edge when they take on their local rivals

They might not be vying for the Premier League title but that doesn’t make Thursday night’s Manchester derby any less absorbing. The personnel may change but the enormity of the fixture does not.

With local bragging rights again at stake, we can be assured that both teams will be going hell for leather to ensure that the three points are in the bag, and with European aspirations still on the line for both Manchester United and Manchester City, this isn’t just another end of season ‘dead rubber.’

Much has been made of United’s focus on qualifying for next season’s Champions League and the fact is if Jose Mourinho’s side can win by two clear goals, they’ll draw level with Liverpool in third on points and goal difference.

Pep Guardiola’s side know that a victory for them will put them in the box seat for automatic Champions League qualification – surely a pre-requisite at the start of the campaign.

City might fancy their chances playing at home, but here are five reasons why the Red Devils will demolish them:

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