Manchester City Football Club’s manager, Pep Guardiola, establishes he has hysterical ideas to win the Manchester Derby. Old Trafford will unveil the falling action on Saturday.
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The Manchester Derby
The Manchester Derby refers to the football matches played between Manchester United and Manchester City. The two clubs of Manchester have been in action since 12 November, 1881. Earlier, they were smaller clubs in the neighborhood, however; they established themselves with time.
Old Trafford is the home stadium for Manchester United, whereas the Etihad Stadium is the home stadium for Manchester City. Till now 188 encounters have occurred between the European giants, out of which Manchester United has won 77, and city 58. Rest of the 53 games have concluded with a draw.
The clash of the giants is more of a bitter local rivalry which is very symbolic. This is because, for anyone to be defeated in their area would be a disgrace. Therefore, both the local clubs who are now the top clubs of the world; battle it out for the local dominancy in their area.
Losing a Derby match is more painful in the symbolic sense than losing the title. Therefore, the derby matches are out of high intensity, lots of aggressive football, and innumerable goals scoring.
Pep Guardiola’s Plots
Pep Guardiola is a professional football manager of Spanish origin, who is currently the manager of Manchester City Football Club. Through his performance, he has proved himself as one of the finest managers of all time. In his period as the manager of Manchester City, he has won 9 out of 17 encounters against the Red Devils. The Spaniard has also finished ahead of the Reds in all of his six seasons.
Against Manchester United, he has come across four different managers and he has beaten all of them. The Red Devils are in excellent form at the moment and Pep Guardiola will have to choose his strategies carefully.
City boss, Pep Guardiola, is aware of the importance of the Derby. Therefore, he thinks he possesses hysterical plans to win. His idea of ridiculous and hysterical plans creates confusion and also raises eyebrows with the statement. This is because we know him for experimenting with his teams and the squad. Many times, they have proven successful, and also, they seen the tail lights.
An example of his experimentation with the strategy was in 2020 quarter finals game in the Champions League against Lyon. Fans expected Manchester City to win, however, they failed. Pep Guardiola had changed the formation to a 3-5-2 to counter the speed of the opposition, which did not benefit him.
Pep Guardiola was also of the opinion that he has not seen Manchester United play recently and is not aware of their game. Also, he stated he does not have a planned 11 for the derby.
From what we know of managers making claims, we can say that every manager tries to hide their trump card. Pep Guardiola is also doing the same. He might not have a strategy at all, or he might have one; but its secrecy becomes important for the team to perform.
Clash on Saturday
This weekend, on Saturday, the Manchester giants will tussle for local dominance. Manchester United is in an excellent form and Pep Guardiola’s side has been consistent.
It will be worthy watching the game because it will involve good football and rivalry. Pep Guardiola’s side is second in the league table and the Red Devils are fourth. The team which wins will improve their chances of winning the title or qualifying for the champions league.