This Wednesday night, the world will stop to witness the rivalry of the two city clubs of Manchester as it will be Jose Mourinho vs Pep Guardiola yet again in the League Cup round of 16. Both the clubs are suffering from a lack of form at the moment with City not having won a single of their last 5 games while Manchester United were thrashed away by Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge past weekend. Manchester City though still sit on the top of the Premier League table, still have this mental edge over their rivals as they did won this same fixture a month ago in the Premier League. The story is different this time though as City’s main player Kevin de Bruyne is off form after coming back from an injury and both the team’s confidence level is rock bottom. Let us look at the players who can change the game and lead their side to the victory.
5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Manchester United
The Swedish striker has been off form lately but he doesn’t usually remain goalless for this long and just one of these days that he may get a spectacular goal and stun everybody. Zlatan though has cut a lonely figure in the United’s attack in the past few League games but surely Mourinho will try to get the best out of the quality player he’s got. We all know his ability and there is a really high probability that he may pull the rabbit out of the hat this time. He was surely criticized for his poor attitude after the Chelsea game as he was seen smiling and hugging Eden Hazard , swapping shirts as Ryan Giggs went absolutely mad at United’s player’s unprofessional behaviour after the horrible display at Stamford Bridge. Manchester United haven’t won against a big team so far and Zlatan will have to step up and lead his team to a much needed victory and the timing can’t get better than this. He may play poor the whole game but he has that capability of changing the game with just one strike of brilliance. He can change his poor form within a minute or two with the amount of talent he’s got. Manchester United fans bank on your best bet to win the derby this time as Mourinho will like to get one over his biggest rival Pep this Wednesday night.
I am a football fan who loves to write, all those curious I am a Real Madrid and Southampton fan. Favorite players are Cristiano Ronaldo and Ricardo Kaka.