Manchester teams, City and United, are not having the best of times at the moment in the Premier League ahead of Saturday’s derby at the Etihad Stadium.
While Pep Guardiola’s men are seemingly losing the plot to successfully defend the league crown they won back-to-back in the past two seasons, the Red Devils are off the mark in their modest ambition for a top-four finish.
These precarious situations highlight the premium both City and United will be attaching to Saturday’s derby outside the bragging rights they would surely want to enjoy over each other.
It was Man City that did the double over their local rivals last season for the first time since the 2013-14 campaign, winning 3-1 at the Etihad and 2-0 at Old Trafford en route to the title.
Overall, these two sides have…