4 Reasons why United Would Win The Manchester Derby

In less than 24 hours, the Manchester derby will come alive at the Old

Trafford where two old 'rivals' will clash for the maximum three

points in a Week-4 fixture of the 2016/2017 EPL season.

The battle ground will not only be having two teams from the same city

converging at Old Trafford, but also two of the most talked about

coaches in the world.

pep-guardiola-vs-jose-mourinho

Jose Mourinho cannot wait to have his own pound of flesh against Pep

Guardiola who has the upper hand in terms of victories in their

previous meetings.

Here are the four reasons Mourinho will win the Manchester derby

1. Experience

Most of Mourinho's coaching career has been spent in England so going

into the derby on Saturday, September 10, the former Chelsea tactician

knows the feel of what the match might become.

Jose Mourinho has experience in his advantage over his debutant

Unlike Pep who is just having his first acid test as a coach in the

EPL, there are possibilities that the contest may sway the way of his

long time foe.

2. Jose is better prepared

Since assuming his position in July, the 'Special One' has taken his

managerial career with the Red Devils with much seriousness knowing

full well the competitive nature of the Premier League.

The former Real Madrid coach had signed all the players needed to

execute the new campaign except for Pogba whose deal dragged for while

because of the Euro 2016 championships.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is of Mourinho's key signing in the summer

But Mourinho is not taken anything for granted and has instilled the

mentality into his team about winning the Premeir this season.

3. A life time opportunity

Mourinho has been craving for this moment all his life play Guardiola

with an equally strong team not the one that had Lionel Messi or the

embarrassing riches of Bayern Munich.

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho during their managerial days in Spain

Guardiola's victories still haunts the former Real Madrid Boss in the

league and continental levels and it is a nightmare United's coach

wants to end in the local derby.

4. Head-to-Head

Apart from the superior advantage of City's coach over the Portuguese,

Manchester United traditionally triumphs over their rivals and history

favours the Red Devils.

Rashford got the all important winner against City at the Etihad last season

Of the 171 games played between the two sides, United have won 71,

with 51 draws; City have only managed 49 wins.

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