Darren Fletcher reveals how Manchester United can beat Manchester City

Manchester United travel to Manchester City on Sunday for the first Manchester derby of the season.

Ahead of the game, former United midfielder, Darren Fletcher has revealed how he thinks United can beat City.

‘We know that Pep Guardiola worries about the counter-attack with tactical fouls’

Speaking on Sky Sports Monday Night Football, Fletcher stated:

“Man City are going to have long spells of possession and we know that Pep Guardiola worries about the counter-attack with tactical fouls and things like that.

“So I would like to see pace on the counter-attack. I would like to see Marcus Rashford come in, which is almost how they ended the game [against Bournemouth].

“I think there is more fluidity and a lot more movement with that front three.

“They could end up anywhere with that front three, a bit like the United of old with Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney.

“They don’t necessarily have to stay in those positions but that would frighten Man City on the counter-attack. Man City having possession of the ball, they would be scared of that.”

Marcus Rashford

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester United at Vitality Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Manchester City

There is no doubting the Manchester derby is one of the biggest games of the Premier League season.

Both sides come into this game in good form.

City are undefeated in the league this season having won nine and drawn two and currently sit top of the Premier League.

As for Manchester United, they had a rough start to the season but have since won their last three league games.

However, United’s defence is the worst in the top 14 having let in 18 goals in 11 games, which is something the attack-minded City will look to exploit.

You can watch Fletcher’s full MNF Q&A below.

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