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Five player who can make the difference in the Manchester derby


/ by Obiweluozo Martins
The stage is set for one of the crunch match of the season as battle returns to Old Trafford in wait of the visiting Manchester City (the Noisy Neighbours) who are managed by Pep Guardiola against United’s Jose Mourinho at the helm of affairs as tension has been generated towards this fixture as other game  has somehow lost the light as this game has occupied the euphoria ahead of the build to the game United and City with face off at Old Trafford following a return from the international break as all eyes are waiting to see what quality the players of both sides can bring to their team following an eventful world cup qualifiers over the weekend. Certainly this is a high profile game with some of the best player  around the world in action as we pondered on where the pendulum may swring after 90 minutes of top quality football.

 Whatever happen expect some player to come on board and pull their team up to the strikes as regards to this crunch clash? 
On this note we highlight five top talent who can make a difference in the derby match.

          The Swede is a player who can single handedly turn a game in the favour of his team as he is capable of producing magnificent performance when needed as has always been evident since his move to Old Trafford from French giants PSG (Paris-Saint Germain). 
The forward has already adapted to the Premier League as he had stricken a good partnership with United skipper Wayne Rooney as the stage in set among the elite club in the league and beyond to test the quality of the partnership, The forward had the ground running with a brace against Southampton and will be eager to add more goal to his name especially  against an old foe Guardiola who took charge of  United in the summer and everyone will be expecting the forward to deliver the goods  following  quality personnel around him in the United front line as the game loom in a matter of hours.
 The Spanish is not new to the Manchester derby as he was one of the major problems United side had in the game following a 6-1 famous defeat at Old Trafford. The midfield talent (Silva) was m magnificent on the day allowing forward Sergio Aguero (who will be absent from the derby following a three (3) game suspension from the FA) and Mario Balotelli (why always me) to flourish in attack, netting goals as Manchester united looked off the pace in the game.

 The Spaniard once again will be one of the key factor for Manchester City following his massive contribution and incisive passes which have opened up spaces in the opposing defenses. 

The play maker was magnificent against Belgium on international duty and with such rich Vein of form expect the City player to engineer some positive transition down to the United vital areas as the game kicks-off.

The young prodigy has done a lot for him the united side and the England U-21 side in general as he have added bite and quality to a fading attack for united  who were really  in need of option following the  injuries of Phil Jones, Ashley Young and the exit of Mexican  “little pea” Javier  Hernandez. 

The youthful forward was on hand last season at the Etihad as united claim a vital 0-1 win over city following a but tout finish from the young forward who for some reasons should start the Manchester derby following recent form for club and country were he nicked the winner 90th minute after been set up by Wayne Rooney against the stubborn promoted side Hull City. 

Rashford was at the right place to tuck away the winner enhancing his reputation of the club and make a strong claim for a starting berth. It was this sort of display that delights Juan Mata who stated how happy and motivate he is to give passes to the forward (Rashford and co) with some level of certainty that it will be converted  as the young lad wcreate eh chance to cause some damage against  defensive cohesion ahead of the derby.

 The English talent who moved from Liverpool from a record fee from Liverpool seems to have recaptured his magic under new manager pep Guardiola who joined from German giants Bayern Munich in the summer.

 The forward have been one of the stand out performers for city, this season following his brace against west Ham united couple with a  man of decent display  in the EUFA Champions league qualification where he was thorn in the flesh of their Roman an  opposition (Steau Bucharest) wining two penalties in the box with  his  silky movement in the ball  as the penalty was duly squandered  in both occasion by Sergio Aguero. 
Sterling quality this season have been  clear for all to see as he confidently slide the ball into the goal (net) to make 3-1 against West Ham after beating the goalie  (dribbling) to  confirm the win.


          The  Spanish player is another  talent that will be ours how and the world and  city supporters will want to  know now  Mata can be stopped from playing in the midfield as he possess the kind of quality that terms game at  its head at any time. 

The Spaniard who was rumoured to be learning united following the  statistics (play stat) that does not boast of appreciable work rate as Jose Mourinho encourage defensive stability as part of his managerial orientation and so therefore may not survive the transfer to a new team.

 This time Mourinho has kept faith with Mata as the united star was very pivotal in United victories in the season  he was the one opened the premier leagues score chart for United early in the league against AFC Bournemouth such quality of Mata have been recognize by Mourinho who will be counting on Mata deliver in the derby match.

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