Manchester United will face arch-rival Manchester City in a crucial Premier League encounter on Saturday (November 6) at 6.30 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). This derby match is generating a lot of excitement, as both teams are determined to prove who the best in Manchester is. United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær is under pressure to deliver well in big matches, while Pep Guardiola's side will be looking to close the gap on league leader Chelsea. Let's take a look at the match preview of Man Utd vs. Man City. Probable Team Lineups: Man Utd vs. Man City Manchester United have a number of injury concerns, notably on the backline that must be addressed. Otherwise, City's superb offensive line will frighten their defense. Read: Bangladesh Football team leaves Dhaka for Sri Lanka Victor Lindelof and Raphael Varane will miss the match due to injuries, while Paul Pogba is suspended. Aside from that, all Man United players are available for selection. Probable Starting XI (Manchester United): David de Gea (GK); Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek, Bruno Fernandes; Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo Like the other side of Manchester, Pep Guardiola's team has a problem in defense. The team's first-choice right-back Kyle Walker is doubtful due to injury. Therefore, they must rearrange their ideal formation. On the other hand, Manchester City have enough talent in the team to replace him. The central defender Aymeric Laporte is suspended and will miss this match, while Ferran Torres is still recovering from an injury. Read: Neymar Jr. Philanthropy: Famous Brazilian Footballer's Inspiring Charitable Work Probable Starting XI (Manchester City): Ederson Moraes (GK); Rúben Dias, John Stones, João Cancelo, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, İlkay Gündoğan; Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus Head-to-Head: Manchester United vs. Manchester City Both teams have faced each other 48 times in the Premier League, with Manchester United dominating the rivalry 24 to 15. United have scored 70 goals against the Citizens in the Premier League, while City have scored 61 goals against them. Man United have 18 clean sheets compared to Man City's ten clean sheets. Manchester City have won seven away (at Old Trafford) league matches (joint-most with Liverpool) against Manchester United. Both clubs have played each other in a total of 185 matches across all competitions. Manchester United have the most victories with 77. Manchester City have won 55 games, with the remaining 53 games ending in a draw. Wayne Rooney (11 goals), Jose Hayes (10 goals), Francis Lee (10 goals), Sergio Aguero (9), and Bobby Charlton (9) are the top five goal scorers in Manchester derby. Match Prediction: Man Utd vs. Man City Manchester City will be favorites in this fixture despite not having won a Premier League match against Manchester United since April 2019. The Red Devils have a chance in this match if they play to their full potential. Read: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo: Who made the strongest start with the new clubs? Pep Guardiola has plenty of offensive options at his disposal. He can choose to go all-in against the home team. The best formation for Man City would be a 4-3-3 with Gabriel Jesus as the lone striker. On the other hand, Manchester United will be satisfied with a draw. An open play could be expected if Man City scored early in the game. They can use a 4-4-2 system or adapt to a 3-4-1-2 formation to strengthen the defense and midfield. United's key objective would be to contain the City's attacks and fight for at least a single point until the final whistle. Prediction: Manchester City 2-0 Manchester United Verdict Based on the recent form and squad strength, Manchester City are the favourites in the Man Utd vs. Man City fixture. Manchester United haven't been consistent this season albeit winning some close moments thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's individual brilliance. Particularly, they have struggled against tougher opponents, indicating that this squad isn't strong enough to defeat big teams. Read: Ballon d'Or 2021: Meet the Nominees On the other side, the reigning Premier League champion Manchester City are one of the favourites in this season. The Citizens will surely put up a good fight against the Red Devils. Overall, this Manchester derby promises to be a thrilling match.
Cristiano Ronaldo has one year left at Juventas, although he was always keen on leaving the Italian giant this season. Cristiano's agent Jorge Mendes, had been in touch with European heavyweights in order to complete the move before the transfer deadline. Initially, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain were allegedly interested in luring him away from Juventas. However, everything has changed dramatically on Friday (August 27). Manchester United joined the race and they have eventually reached an agreement with Juventas to bring Cristiano to Old Trafford for the second time. Is Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival going to help Manchester United reclaim their past glory? Cristiano Ronaldo's Probable Role at Manchester United Manchester United have agreed to pay Juventas approximately €15 million for the Portuguese international, plus an additional €8 million in add-ons. Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to earn around €500,000 per week at Manchester United, according to multiple reports. At Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo's prime objective would be to form solid attacking combination with Edison Cavani and Marcus Rashford. Ronaldo rose to prominence as a left-winger in his first term (2003-2009) at Manchester United. Though he has gradually evolved into a box-to-box forward whose primary goal is to find the net. Read Cristiano Ronaldo heading back to Manchester United He played up front alongside Karim Benzema in his last five/six years stint at Real Madrid and scored a lot of goals. He also played as a striker for Juventus for the last three seasons, assisting on as many goals as he could. Therefore, he may not play as a winger for Manchester United this term since that position is well suited to new sensation Jadon Sancho. Apart from his footballing ability, Ronaldo's overall knowledge and experience of the game would be crucial in rejuvenating the team. Cristiano Ronaldo's presence in Manchester United's lineup would make the team much more balanced and competitive. Ronaldo has five Champions League titles to his name and he understands just what means to compete in Europe's most prestigious club competition. His presence will be vital, especially as the tournament progresses. Read Summer Football Transfer 2021: Latest Rumours on Mbappe, Ronaldo, Kane, Lewandowski, Haaland Manchester United are reportedly interested in bringing Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Tripper to Old Trafford before the transfer window ends on August 31. They will become one of the hot favorites to win the Premier League this season if they can bring in this experienced player. Manchester United have sent a message to their opponents by including Cristiano Ronaldo and some quality players from various European clubs, indicating that they are ready for any challenge this season. The Red Devils will surely be able to reclaim their former glory if the players give it their best throughout the season. Read Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar: Who Has Acquired Most International Achievements? Cristiano Ronaldo's Illustrious Football Career in a Nutshell Cristiano Ronaldo has a long list of accomplishments to his name, both at the club level and for his nation. But it's at the club level that he's had the most success. Cristiano Ronaldo made his professional debut for Sporting CP against Braga on September 29, 2002. He has won 31 titles and scored 674 goals in 897 club appearances during his 19-year professional career. Ronaldo has won 1 championship with Sporting CP, 9 trophies with Manchester United, 16 with Real Madrid, and 5 with Juventus. He has won the most Champions League titles (4) with Los Blancos. Cristiano has broken several records in his career at the club level and he is only the second player to have won five Ballon d'Or honors. Ronaldo has record 134 goals and 42 assists In the Champions League. Read Ronaldo scores 2, Portugal beats Hungary 3-0 at Euro 2020 Cristiano Ronaldo has won two major titles with the Portugal national team. He won the UEFA European Championship in 2016 and the UEFA Nations League in June 2019. Ronaldo has 179 caps for Portugal and he is tied for the most international goals with Ali Daei (109). He also has the most goals in the European Championship (14). Verdict Manchester United have become one of the hot favorites to win the 2021/2022 Premier League following their big signings in the summer transfer window 2021. Cristiano's amazing career accomplishments show that he is a true winner who can help Manchester United reclaim their glory days. Raphael Varane, Paul Pogba, Edison Cavani, Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, and Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the Man United attack this season. Their experience will be vital if Manchester United are to win the Premier League for the first time in nine years. The Red Devils have a good chance of winning the Champions League as well if they can keep their momentum in the second half of the season. Read Football Transfers 2021: Potential destinations for Ronaldo if he leaves Juventus
Six times champions Dhaka Abahani Limited dropped point in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football after playing 1-1 draw with lowly Brothers Union Club in their 2nd match at Bangbabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday.