Paul Ince states his prediction for Man United v Man City

The Liverpool legend is backing Manchester United to edge to victory over derby rivals Manchester City on Sunday afternoon

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Paul Ince is backing Manchester United to edge to a narrow 2-1 win against Manchester City on Sunday and bring to an end the Premier League leaders’ unbeaten start to the 2017-18 season.

The Citizens are sitting eight points clear of their bitter rivals at the top of the Premier League table following a respectable return of 14 victories and one stalemate.

Manchester City are looking to set a new Premier League record with a 14th successive top-flight victory at Old Trafford and hoist themselves 11 points clear of Jose Mourinho’s side.

Manchester United were impressive 3-1 winners against title rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last weekend to build some confidence ahead of the visit of Manchester City.

The Eastlands outfit secured a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford last season as Pep Guardiola managed to get one over his foe before a goalless stalemate at Manchester City back in May.

Former Manchester United midfielder Ince believes the Red Devils will become the first Premier League club to beat Guardiola’s all-conquering Manchester City side this term.

“Ooft! Now we’re really talking! If this game is anything like the Arsenal game last season, then wow, we’re in for a treat,” Ince told the Daily Express.

“I know everyone is expecting Man City to walk it, but I don’t agree. It all depends on tactics, and we know Jose Mourinho can be a tactical mastermind. I’m an ex-United player though, so who else could I go with here?!”

Manchester City lost 2-1 to Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday night as Guardiola fielded a weakened team for their final group-stage fixture.

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