Manchester United have already beaten Manchester City in two of their three meetings this season – so will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side win again on Sunday?
City will be hoping for a repeat of their victory at Old Trafford in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final in January but BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson thinks United are a different proposition these days.
“I was impressed by United when I saw them at Goodison Park against Everton last weekend,” Lawrenson said. “They had a good balance in midfield and a bit of fight as well.
“They had creativity, combativeness and character, which is a good mix – they will need more of the same against City.”
Lawro is making predictions for all 380 top-flight matches this season, against a variety of guests.
This week he is up against singer Tom Grennan.
Grennan’s new single ‘This Is The Place’ is his first new material since his 2018 top-five breakthrough debut album ‘Lighting Matches’
Bedford-born Grennan, who was on the books of Luton Town, Northampton and Stevenage as a youngster, is a Manchester United supporter – and a big fan of Solskjaer.
“I really like Ole, and I think he needs to be given a proper chance,” he told BBC Sport.
“People are very quick to sack managers off but I agree with United legend Roy Keane, who said recently that Ole should get another year – in fact, I would give him longer. He is the one for me, anyway. It is a big job so give him time.
“The only thing I think he needs is a bit more authority sometimes and to be more outspoken when we have not played well.
“At times he is a bit too much like a substitute teacher, when he should be acting like the headmaster.
“He is too nice. I wish he would channel a bit of Keane’s anger, or use Sir Alex Ferguson’s ‘hairdryer’ and scare some of our players a bit when they do not perform.”
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