The Red Devils will make the short trip across Manchester to the Premier League rivals looking to avoid a defeat that would hand the Citizens their first title under Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City are sitting 16 points clear of Manchester United in the title race following an incredible campaign that has seen the Citizens lose one top-flight game to Liverpool FC.
The Merseyside club were 3-0 winners against Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash at Anfield on Wednesday night to deliver a blow to the Eastlands outfit’s European aspirations.
With the second leg on Tuesday night, Guardiola will have to ensure his Manchester City players don’t neglect their Manchester derby clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.
Former Manchester United star Kanchelskis is optimistic that Manchester United can secure a surprise win against the Premier League leaders.
“They’re second in the table and it’s a good chance to win a game against Manchester City,” Kanchelskis told BetStars.
“City have a lot of games to play with the Champions League ties, and Manchester United know City will win the title if they win against them, which will be very bad for the club and especially the fans. Hopefully Manchester United can win the game and stop Manchester City.
“It will hurt Mourinho to lose, because it is a derby against Manchester City. It will be a very interesting game. Being out of the Champions League will have hurt them [Manchester United] because they are a big club, so they won’t want to lose this game.”
Manchester United lost 2-1 to Manchester City at Old Trafford back in December following goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi.
The Red Devils are in second place in the Premier League table.
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