Man Utd news: BBC Sport pundit reveals prediction for Man City clash


 Manchester City host Manchester United on Sunday (4.30pm) and will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign  United will go into the game with morale high after claiming a 2-1 win away to Juventus in the Champions League in midweek  Jose Mourinho will have fond memories of last season’s Manchester derby at the Etihad, as his side fought from 2-0 down to claim all three points with a stunning 3-2 victory with Chris Smalling netting the winner  But Lawrenson thinks both sides will enjoy a share of spoils. “The way Jose [Mourinho’s] side have been fighting back in games recently is like the United of old,” Lawrenson wrote in his column for BBC Sport  “Even if you have got a lead against them, you know they are going to come back. “City’s fans might turn up at Etihad Stadium thinking they have done Southampton and Shakhtar for six, and now they will take United – but football is rarely that simple  “On a similar note, United fans might be optimistic because of their win at the Etihad towards the end of last season, but I don’t see that happening again  “I don’t see City winning either, though. “I usually always fancy them so much to win at home, but with United being so resilient, I am going to go for a draw ” Meanwhile, Nemanja Matic, who is no stranger to big derbies, is excited for the game  He said: “I think derbies are really special because it’s two local teams playing  “The Manchester derby, for our supporters, is the most important game in the season  “Always, a few days before the game, the people create that atmosphere that is special to them  “We, as players, feel that it’s special because it’s special for our supporters and the club ” United trail table toppers City by nine points after 11 games.




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