Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for Man City v Man United
Charlie Nicholas looks ahead to Man City's clash with Man United in the Premier League on Saturday
Charlie Nicholas is backing Manchester City to claim a 3-1 win over Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday night.
The Red Devils head into the game fresh from having secured an impressive 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
That win was a welcome one for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, and it moved them up into sixth place in the Premier League table.
Manchester United will be hoping to carry some of that form into their clash against their fierce local rivals on Saturday night as they look to make it back to back wins in the Premier League.
Manchester City claimed a 4-1 win at Burnley in midweek to keep themselves in third place in the Premier League table.
Former Arsenal star Nicholas is fully expecting to see Manchester United claim all three points when they travel to The Etihad on Saturday night.
Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Nicholas said: “Does United’s victory over Spurs signify the turning of a corner under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?
“We’ve said that so many times, but we’ve been proven wrong on every occasion. City have the fire, the burning desire back in their bellies, we saw that in the victory at Burnley, and it is for that reason why the United revival will be short-lived.
“It will be a blue day in Manchester.”
Manchester United have only won five of their 15 games in the Premier League so far this season.
The Red Devils are currently in sixth place in the table and eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea FC as they chase a top-four finish in the top flight this term.