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Official: Man City [vs] Man Utd

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Oh how i love these games! :)

Our lads are in phenomenal form and can beat anyone in the world at the moment. However, City did get a huge "lift" last week when snatching a draw against Chelsea. That could give them the morale and confidence in getting a draw against us too.

It will no doubt be a hard game, but im confident that the team in Red will walk away with the 3 points.




City [1] - [2] United
Dunne ---- cRon, Roon
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Even though this tactic worked superbly against Le Arse, I still would prefer to have Saha up top. If Campbell and Cygan:D, performed well, Rooney should have been owned but they were a joke thankfully:). So if City are good defensively, Rooney will not be able to hold up the ball. However I expect Fergie to still stick up with this tactic and team that you did, but if it does not work, I expect us to go to a 442 later on.
Hopefully we do not lose any points, and I do not expect us to :stuckup: , while Chelsea without Robben hopefully mess up once again.
The 4-4-2 clearly didn't work against Birmingham.

Stick with 4-3-3.

It's derby time and I love it!

Man Shitty 0 - 2 Man Utd
Rooney, Distin (OG)
ronaldo injured ?, i heard something happened in the ireland portugal clash.
blitzkreig said:
ronaldo injured ?, i heard something happened in the ireland portugal clash.

Heh, you;ve brought the same confident predictions now for years, and we've slaughtered you both times. It'll be 5 this time. Seriously though

2-0 City
SWP, Fowler

~ The Green ;)ne
Like someone mentioned above.....This is the BIG ONE!

This will make or break our season, IMO. We win this one and the guys will believe that we can catch up to Chelsea......we lose and we are effectively out of the title race with the trophy heading for the Bridge cabinet.

Our record against City has been anything but good in recent times. Though we should have buried them at OT earlier in the season but Sh!tty has this nagging habit of getting results against us. I would also go with the formation put out by vedz. Rooney should start upfront while Saha can come off the bench if extra firepower is needed later on. The trio of Giggs-Rooney-Ronaldo gives us tremendous fluidity up front and plenty of pace to play with. Their interchanging play also baffles most of the opposing defenders and makes them very hard to mark.

At the back I'd like to see Fergie sticking with the Rio-Brown partnership cause it looked solid against the Brummies. However, Micky will most probably return and slot in alongside Rio. It's really in midfield where the game will be decided, as so very often in United games. Either Keano or Fletch has to keep a very close watch over the movement of SWP. he represents the biggest threat from the City side though Siebierski and Distin are also threats from set-pieces.

The players should definitely be up for it and will be aware that we cannot afford to slip-up in this game or else we can kiss the title goodbye. We have been playing some promising, controlled football in recent times and hopefully we can repeat that on sunday as well to get the vital 3 points.:)
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our derby performances have been poor recently
not too confident about this one. man city always find some way of spoiling the show, and last weeks result would have done their confidence a whole world of good. i reckon it will be a draw, which is nowhere near good enough.. and ronaldo is a major doubt for this match, sunday we shall probably see just how much he brings to the team will be missing..

who would have thought duff is a dirty bastrd...that mourinho has suprb brainwashing skills
If Ronaldo will not play, expect to see upfront Giggsy-Saha-Rooney.
Shaf said:
At the back I'd like to see Fergie sticking with the Rio-Brown partnership cause it looked solid against the Brummies. However, Micky will most probably return and slot in alongside Rio.
Silvestre has only completed one match out of his 3-match suspension (against Birmingham). :rollani:
Bad news, Keegan is thinking of playing McManaman :eek: My line-up would be:


However, Keggy looks set to play:


~ The Green ;)ne
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Macca puts in a spirited performance whenever he plays against us. he is one snidy bastard and has that subtle way of ticking people off. Keano and Scholes will probably end up going through once or twice during the game.:D
There's a big chance that Ronnie wont be featuring in this one! :sob: Very dissapointed with that.. we will certainly miss him! :(
Prem Preview : Man City-Man United

The Manchester Derby takes centre stage in this week’s Premiership programme.

Manchester City did their near neighbours a huge favour last week with a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge. They will certainly want to continue in the same vein and ensure that they can deal Sir Alex’s men a similar blow.

Man United for their part know the importance of the game. They have failed to perform in the Manchester derby in recent years, most notably in the away tie. Last seasons thrashing was humiliating and indicative of the nature of their season.

They must ensure that they put aside any thoughts of the title, and play the game. Manchester City have already stated their desire to keep any anti- Glazer protests from the United fans away from the game, and the players must ensure that they ignore any outside influences in the build up.

Both managers will be desperate to get the better of the other. The 0-0 draw at Old Trafford earlier this season was a one sided affair, but the result was far more disappointing for the team in red. If United are to keep the pressure on at the top they must win this match.

Keegan for his part, will want to stock up on good memories as his career winds down. He is supposedly staying for at least another season, but it is very possible that he could be on his way at the end of this.

Man United : WWLWWW
United’s form has been excellent, but the old derby clichés suggests that has no baring here. They are however the confident side and will expect to win the match.

Man City : DLWLDD
City’s confidence would have swelled after shutting out Chelsea. Good results against the likes of Arsenal in recent months show they have abilities.

Man United : Ronaldo is likely to miss the game after being injured by Damien Duff on international duty. :cry: Ferdinand and Giggs are fit, Silvestre is suspended.

Man City : Mcmanaman is likely to come in for the suspended Bosvelt, otherwise the same team as drew with Chelsea.

Man United : Roy Keane
Keane’s performances have been excellent this season. His tenacity and example should ensure that United keep a good tempo and don’t allow their level to drop. Important that he dominates in the derby atmosphere.

Man City: Robbie Fowler
Fowler’s dislike of United is evident, and he will put every effort into ensuring that they don’t get the three points. Playing a lone role upfront, will be City’s only danger.

Man United : Carroll, G Neville, Ferdinand, Brown, Heinze, Scholes, O’Shea, Keane, Giggs, Rooney, Saha
Subs : Howard, P Neville, Fortune, Miller, Bellion

Man City : James, Mills, Dunne, Distin, Thatcher, Sibierski, Mcmanaman, Musampa, Barton, S Wright-Phillips, Fowler
Subs : Weaver, Onouha, Macken, B Wright-Phillips, Jordan

Prediction :
City didn’t manage a shot on target in drawing 0-0 at Old Trafford, and although at home, expect a similar sort of match. United are dominant at the moment and are unlikely to suffer the same sort of performance as last season. They need the points in the title race and will get them.

City 0-2 United :thmbup: :D Good stuff Mr.Webber!
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If Beattie had not got a read card, then Everton would have ggot a draw at least and now that we have won this game the difference would have been 7 points.... damN!!
its over 2-0 to Manchester United

Rooney (65th)

and Dunn (own goal, 75th min).

We have won the derby.... yes!!! Man City are doing us a great favour this year...
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