Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal feels Noisy neighbours Manchester City are favourites ahead of Sunday’s derby.
The Citizens were at home on match day 3 of the UEFA Champions league against Seville while United made the long trip to Russia to face CSKA Moscow leaving the team with lesser time to prepare for the clash at Old Trafford.
City currently sit second on the table with 21 points while the red devils are on third position with 19 points, City also boast of a superior goal difference and have been scoring freely even in the absence of star man Sergio Kun Aguero.
Raheem Sterlin, Wilfried Bony and Kevin De Bruyne have all being scoring goals in the absence of City’s first choice attacker. This could be the reasons why the United boss sees City as having an edge over his side.
But this is a derby game where form, records, statistics or home advantage count for less as who wants it the most takes the day.
City has won massively at Old Trafford in recent times, winning 6-1, 3-0 and 2-1. So United being at home counts for less.
United should take solace in the fact that Louis Van Gaal has a fairly okay statistics against City, last season, despite being one man down after the sending off of Chris Smalling, playing with one man less for the better part of the game, United only went down 1-0 and in the reverse fixtures, they put City to the sword winning 4-2.
With City’s recent performance in the Manchester Derby and United’s long and gruelling journey to Russia, one would understand why the United boss feels City have the advantage