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5 reasons why Manchester United will destroy Manchester City at the Etihad

Sujith Mohan
ANALYST
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26.05K   //    05 Apr 2018, 10:05 IST

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Manchester City host Manchester United in one of the most anticipated games of the 2017/18 season. The Cityzens could set a Premier League record if they manage to beat Manchester United on Saturday. No club in Premier League history has managed to win the title with 6 games to spare. 

On the other hand, Jose Mourinho’s side will look to consolidate their second place and a win will more or less guarantee them a top-four finish. Last time these two sides met in the Premier League, Pep Guardiola’s side beat Manchester United 2-1 at the Old Trafford in December. 

Without much ado, let’s take a look at the reasons why Manchester United will destroy Manchester City on Saturday. 

#5 Demoralized City play United in less than 72 hours after the Liverpool mauling

Fatigue could cost City the derby
Fatigue could cost City the derby

Liverpool brought high flying Manchester City to the ground when they destroyed them 3-0 at Anfield on Wednesday. When teams struggle to beat Manchester City once, Jurgen Klopp's men did it twice this campaign.

Manchester City host Manchester United on Saturday, less than 72 hours after Liverpool mauling. Except for Ilkay Gündogan, all the other City players played 90 minutes against Liverpool. Playing their second game in under 3 days will take a heavy toll on the players. Fatigue could be a huge factor at this time of a season.

On the other hand, Manchester United players had enough rest after their home win against Swansea City and have started their preparations early for the clash against their arch-rivals Manchester City. 

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