David Moyes confident that his United team can be difficult to beat against their city rivals on Tuesday night
Manchester United have not had a great season. However, they have not become a bad team overnight. Hundreds of theories have been put forward as to why the Red Devils have suffered such a fall from grace although they demonstrated at Upton Park on Saturday that they can deal with the teams from the bottom half of the Premier League table.
United’s record against the better teams is not so hot, having lost home and away against Liverpool, while they have also been soundly beaten at Stamford Bridge and the Etihad Stadium, although they have enough about them to avoid defeat on Tuesday night.
The players won’t need extra motivation for the derby and a chance to wreak revenge for their 4-1 reverse earlier this term, with Wayne Rooney leading the line and the champions are simply too big at 5/2 with Betfred free bet to claim victory in this match.
United have lost five times at Old Trafford this season although their last game at home saw scenes of celebration among the home fans as the Red Devils rallied to beat Olympiakos 3-0 and book their place in the Champions League quarter finals.
Rooney then scored an unbelievable goal at Upton Park at the weekend and the same player can cause problems for a City side who have only won 50% of their away games this season in the Premier League.
While the Citizens romped to a 5-0 win against Fulham on Saturday, this is a different kettle of fish for a team who (like United) are missing their star striker in Sergio Aguero, with Alvaro Negredo having failed to score in his last nine matches in all competitions.
Michael Carrick was excellent when deputising as a central defender on Saturday and the likes of Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata are starting to finally make their influence felt, with the pair capable of ensuring United can avoid defeat.
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