- Feb 24, 2024
- Feb 25, 2023
Fans across the world are gearing up to watch one of the most exciting clashes of the Premier League as Manchester United lock horns with Manchester City in a crucial encounter at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Manchester United are currently sitting at number five on the points table. United have done a pretty good recovery after making a poor start to the season. They outclassed Sheriff 2-0 in their previous match and would be looking to replicate a similar performance on Sunday.
On the other hand, Manchester City find themselves at number two at the standings. The hosts crushed Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 before the international break and would be confident of continuing the winning momentum.
Ahead of a highly anticipated encounter, here’s a look at the top three battles to watch out for:
The Norwegian striker will be one of the biggest bets for Manchester City in the clash. However, he will be up against Matinez but some argue that the battle might not take place. Haaland should be used as the key at the top of the attack. Haaland would be making the runs over the defense and it will be interesting to see if Martinez manages to cut those balls out from under the Norwegian.
2. Erikson vs Rodri:
Manchester United’s Christian Eriksen will be one of the players to watch out for at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. His influence on the field has helped the club achieve great heights this season. He will be tasked to carry the ball from deep within his own half to the opposition box.
He is the playmaker in the side and holds a lot of influence in the game. Manchester United’s midfielder, Rodri will be tasked to stop Erikson’s dominance in the game.
3. Kevin de Bruyne vs Scott McTominay:
Kevin de Bryune continues to be hailed as one of the best midfielders in the world of football. Once again, he will be key to City’s fortune on Sunday. A master of ball progressing, de Bryune would also be making his presence felt with his crossfield grounded, diagonal balls.
However, it wouldn’t be too easy for him as Scott McTominay will be tasked to make his life difficult in the midfield. The Manchester United midfielder has enjoyed a great run under the new manager and will be looking to make his presence felt as well at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.