What Are The Major Concerns Ahead Of The Man Derby Between United And City?

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The 186th Manchester derby at Old Trafford will have far more on the line than local pride, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s status as Manchester United manager still under examination and Chelsea pouring pressure on in the Premier League title chase.

The game is framed by United’s humiliating 5-0 home loss to Liverpool a week ago, which has cast a pall over the hosts on Saturday.

United – and Solskjaer – will find it tough to digest another defeat against a significant rival so soon after. However, considering City’s early-season form, defeat has ramifications for them as well.

Last season, both teams won one game away from home and drew the other in three meetings. United have won four of the last seven in all competitions, while Pep Guardiola has won five of his eight Manchester derbies as City manager.

But can Solskjaer take another setback, and how important would a third defeat of the season be for United’s title hopes?

Source: BBC Sport

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