3 facts that give Man United edge against league leaders Man City in upcoming derby

3 facts that give Man United edge against league leaders Man City in upcoming derby

A much improved Manchester United travel down to visit noisy neighbours Manchester City and take them on, in what is expected to be nothing short of a fiery derby.

And without a doubt, City have earned all bragging rights to make all the noise they want having steamrolled their way back to the top of the league.

3 facts that give Man United the edge against league leaders Man City in upcoming derby

Pep Guardiola goes head to head with Jose Mourinho on Sunday, November 11.

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Seating on top with a comfortable goal difference and 29 points, Pep Guardiola's men are on a roll.

That being said, Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho, who many at some point had ruled out as incapable of handling things at Old Trafford, has steered his ship back from perilous waters.

3 facts that give Man United the edge against league leaders Man City in upcoming derby

Pogba and teammates celebrate after Marcus Rashford scores against Bournemouth in their last Premier League encounter.

The Portuguese has shown such resilience and fight, unlike never before to prove that he is the man for the job, registering successive 2-1 wins over Everton, Bournemouth and Juventus.

3 facts that give Man United the edge against league leaders Man City in upcoming derby

Aguero is also enjoying spectacular form and will be the man Jose Mourinho will be most weary of.

And now with the derby set to kick of on Sunday, November 11, at 7:30pm local time, it is time to look at three reasons that tip Mourinho to upset his old rival Pep at the Etihad Stadium.

1. Jose Mourinho Record at Manchester City

Mourinho has never had much luck when it comes to facing Pep.

He has only managed to win five times out of their 21 meetings, lost 10 and drawn six.

3 facts that give Man United the edge against league leaders Man City in upcoming derby

Mourinho boasts a good record against Pep at the Etihad Stadium.

Ever since Guardiola moved to Manchester, things seem pretty even between the two, with both having won two games apiece and drawn one.

Mourinho's last two visits to the Etihad have been positive, managing a draw and shock 3-2 victory after a staging one of United's classic comebacks in the second half of their return fixture in April.

2. Revitalised defence

United's back line looks stronger in recent games, with young Swedish centre-back Victor Lindelof more confident and solid than before.

His partnership with Chris Smalling seems to have brought the best out of the Englishman, who has been very effective.

Argentine marksman Sergio Aguero will certainly test their mettle.

3. Anthony Martial is unstoppable

The Frenchman has scored five goals in four Premier League games and has so far impressed United fans.

3 facts that give Man United the edge against league leaders Man City in upcoming derby

Martial celebrates after scoring against Everton.

The 22-year-old has been remarkable this season and looks a formidable force to reckon with in the English topflight.

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It will be interesting to see how the pacey Martial will match up to the equally speedy Kyle Walker.

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