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Manchester United – Manchester City

Manchester United hosts Manchester City at the Old Trafford in a match from the 12th round of the Premier League. We will give you a preview of this game, so let’s get to work!

For Manchester United this fixture arrives in a difficult moment. On Tuesday the Red Devils got eliminated from the Champions League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team faced RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena, but suffered a 2-3 defeat against the German team. In the last two minutes of the game United scored twice, but Bruno Fernandes’ strike and Ibrahima Konate’s own goal didn’t save them from getting down to third place.

Despite this huge failure in Europe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keeping his job – at least for now. The way Manchester United perform in the Premier League is going to be decisive about his future in the club.

In the Premier League Manchester United are currently 6th in the standings with 19 points won, being three points behind the 4th Leicester City and the Top 4. In the domestic league the Red Devils are showing an improvement, though – they won last their last four matches in the Prem.

Manchester City are also improving in the Premier League lately. The Cityzens won their last two games in the league and they climbed to 7th place in the standings. Right now Pep Guardiola’s team is just one point behind Manchester United in the standings.

On Wednesday Man City are facing Olympique Marseille in the Champions League, but this is not a key game for them – they already qualified for the 1/8-finals. That’s why we believe that Guardiola will rest some of his most important players and keep them fresh for United.

That’s our preview for the Premier League local derby between Manchester United and Manchester City at the Old Trafford. The hosts must react after their dissapointing performance in the Champions League.