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Finally we get to see some actions after the ‘boring’ international break, and the feeling gets better because we are set to witness what could be labelled as one of the best Manchester Derbies.

Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho will host City boss, Pep Guardiola on Saturday at Old Trafford. There have been a lot of hypes and expectations from the fans as they expect to see a classic and memorable encounter.

Sahara Football had a brief Chat/Interview with fans from both teams, we talked about the #ManchesterDerby and it’s history, previewed Saturday’s game, possible players and predictions.

First we talked to @SergioScoredd on twitter, a City fan. He talked about his favourite derby player and revealed his best derby goal, he also mentioned threats from the United team and also from his team. Full interview:

Qst.  – Thanks for joining us in this interview, Tell us your favorite Manchester Derby game, and what makes it your favorite?

@SergioScoredd –  6-1 at Old Trafford. Apart from us conceding one, that game couldn’t have got any better.

Qst.  – Who’s your all time Manchester Derby best player?

@SergioScoredd – Shaun Goater

Qst.  – Your favorite Derby goal?

@SergioScoredd –  Denis Law’s backheel

Qst.  – .What do you expect from the upcoming Manchester Derby?

@SergioScoredd – Tough one. I’m pretty sure Pep has a game plan to win but it’s about the players and if they can deliever.

Qst.  – Did you think Aguero deserved the three math ban?

@SergioScoredd – Yes he deserves the ban but the ref was looking straight at the incident so he should he allowed to play.

Qst.  – Since Aguero is it out, who is the biggest threat from the Manchester City squad?

@SergioScoredd – Our two wingers. Not having Shaw and Valencia is a big factor to decide the derby.

Qst. – What do you expect from the Manchester United forward?

@SergioScored –  In all honesty, I think there will be loads of crosses from towards Fellaini, Ibra and Pogba. No Mkhitaryan will be big.

Qst.  – Since Aguero is unavailable for the game, who do you think will be his replacement?

@SergioScoredd – Aguero’s replacement could either be Iheanacho or Sane. Gundogan might have a chance but then we’ll have one winger and Pep won’t play with one winger.

Qst.  – Kolarov missed City’s last game, do you think he will feature in the Saturday’s game?

@SergioScoredd – Yes. He’s tall and good with the ball which will help a lot.

Qst.  – Your prediction? And Scorers?

@SergioScoredd – Prediction is hard. I think City will win 2-0 if you don’t have Valencia, Mkhitaryan and Shaw. Nolito and Silva to score.

 

-We also had a chat with a United fan on twitter, @UtdKaren. She also revealed her favourite Manchester Derby, best goal and gave her prediction for the game too.

Qst. – Thanks for joining us in this interview, Tell us your favorite Manchester Derby game, and what makes it your favorite?

@UtdKaren –  My favourite derby has to be the Carling cup semi final at Old Trafford. Watching United advance to the final by scoring a goal on stoppage time and going to Wembley while watching your arch nemesis bow down without being able to maintain his first leg advantage. Priceless.

Qst. – Who’s your all time Manchester Derby best player?

@UtdKaren – My all-time derby player has to be Wayne Rooney as he’s my favourite footballer of all time. I grew up watching his masterclass as a young, enthusiastic player. He never failed to show up against Manchester City and now he’s the derby top scorer.

Qst. – Your favorite Derby goal?

@UtdKaren – Wayne’s bicycle kick in 2011 at Old Trafford without a doubt. What a goal, one of the greatest I’ve witnessed.

Qst. – What do you expect from the upcoming Manchester Derby?

@UtdKaren –  I expect high tension on the pitch but precaution as well. Both teams have 9 points in their accounts and I think the managers won’t underestimate the quality of the opponent. Don’t think there’ll be many chances or one dominant team. It will be a closed game in my opinion. But it’s still the clash of titans.

Qst. – Do you think Aguero deserved the three math ban?

@UtdKaren –  FA’s decision of suspending Aguero was 100% right. Elbowing on purpose has always been forbidden. This shouldn’t be debatable but people seem to have nothing to talk about other than this incident. Maybe because it’s Aguero. We didn’t see him getting booked in the 2014 world cup Final after his horrible elbow on Schweinsteiger now did we…?

Qst. – Since Aguero is  out, who is the biggest threat from the Manchester City squad?

@UtdKaren – The biggest threat from the Manchester City squad is Raheem Sterling. We haven’t tested Valencia defensively and last season he wasn’t convincing. Darmian isn’t the perfect man to cover a fast winger, he’s always struggled against pacey players.

Qst. – .What do you expect from the Manchester United forward?

@UtdKaren – I think the United attackers won’t go much forward and the team will move back and forth as one unit and it’s the best way to prevent dangerous counter attacks.

Qst. – .Should Mata keep his place in the starting lineup or should he be replaced? By who?

@UtdKaren – Mata should keep his place and I think Mourinho will start him. He’s been playing very well and that’s the manager’s Philosophy; If a player performs well in one game, he’ll start in the next one. Would like to see Mata as a number 10 replacing Rooney and Mkhitaryan on the right.

Qst. – Are you confident of your defence? Do you think they can hold off the City attack?

@UtdKaren – Yeah I’m confident in the United defence but my only concern is the right back (Valencia or Darmian). Can he keep in form Sterling in his pocket?

Qst. – Your prediction? And Scorers?

@UtdKaren –  I think it will be a closed game and we won’t witness a goal festival like the ones we saw in the last 5 years due to the teams both havin equilivant quality in their squad and the rock solid defences. It’ll be a 1-1 draw in my opinion.

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