Reports are out claiming that Arsenal legend Paul Merson has backed Manchester United to beat rivals Manchester City on Sunday.
Evaluating the weekend’s action for Sky Sports, Merson believes that United will be able to take advantage of their rivals’ attacking style and pocket all three points at Old Trafford.
The match will be the first Manchester derby of the season and with City two points clear at the top of the Premier League, United can overtake them with a win.
Merson said: “I don’t see United losing this one. City are just too open for my liking and tactically naive at times. They just go all-out attack, which is fine against lesser teams, but United will be solid and could then pick them off. United had the biggest result last weekend winning at Everton in the manner they did after their thumping at Arsenal.
“If United win this they are big players in the Premier League title race. Kevin de Bruyne is different gravy and United will have to keep him quiet, he has been outstanding. Other than him I don’t see how City hurt can United without Sergio Aguero and David Silva and I think United will just win the game, although a draw wouldn’t surprise me.”