Most Read Football

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp talks to Daniel Sturridge1

Sturridge hit with betting charge

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association's betting rules.

Oldham players celebrate2

Oldham steal dramatic FA Cup win

Oldham came from behind to beat Hampton & Richmond 2-1 and seal a place in the second round of the FA Cup.

The latest rumour and gossip from the back pages
3

Paper Talk: Trio chase Brahimi

Newcastle, West Ham and Everton are all looking to sign Porto midfielder Yacine Brahimi, according to today's back pages.

Jorginho: The Italian midfielder followed Maurizio Sarri from Napoli to Chelsea in the summer4

Jorginho and Chelsea pass masters

Jorginho and Chelsea lead the way in the passing statistics for the Premier League season so far.

Fleetwood5

Fleetwood to visit Guiseley

Guiseley have been rewarded with another home tie in the second round of the FA Cup after being drawn to play Sky Bet League One side Fleetwood.

Manchester derby preview: Gary Neville gives his verdict on Manchester City v Manchester United at the Etihad

Gary Neville talks exclusively to Sporting Life
Gary Neville talks exclusively to Sporting Life

Gary Neville says Manchester United need to "stay in the game" against Manchester City in Sunday's derby to stand a chance of claiming the spoils late on.

United are outsiders heading to the Etihad but after their recent comebacks, including a remarkable victory at Juventus in the week, United will still fancy their chances if the game is close heading into the final half an hour.

The former Manchester United captain feels Jose Mourinho's side finish strong due to their physical prowess, and that gives them a chance of upsetting the odds - as long as they stay in the game early on.

"I think it’s a big game for the Premier League as well as if City go and beat United it will have a demoralising effect on the rest of the league," the Sky Sports commentator told Sporting Life. "I think it’s important for the rest of the league that they put in a performance and show how you can potentially do some damage to them.

"For Manchester United it’s quite a simple principle and that’s to stay in the game. They’ve got to stay close to City for 60 minutes because United always improve in the latter stages of games because of their physical power and their dogged determination to fight until the end."

"If United start like they did at Bournemouth they could be two, three, four down the way City finish off chances and they just can’t afford that," Neville added.

"They have to make sure that going into that last 25-30 minutes they’re level or just a goal down because I always feel this United team can always create chances late on because they have that quality.

"It’s a case of accepting City are at a different level. When we played Arsenal in the mid-2000s we just had to try and stay in the game as they were better than us, and United have to accept that City are a better football team than them right now.

"They have to realise that they must stay in the game and live for those chances they get themselves and make the most of them.

"It’s difficult because City are in such great form at the moment and there’s no doubt they’re the better team, but for United it’s about managing the game, managing the opposition but always remembering that they have got players as well that can cause the opposition a problem."

Our best bets for Manchester City v Manchester United
Our best bets for Manchester City v Manchester United

Related football links

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read Football

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp talks to Daniel Sturridge1

Sturridge hit with betting charge

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association's betting rules.

Oldham players celebrate2

Oldham steal dramatic FA Cup win

Oldham came from behind to beat Hampton & Richmond 2-1 and seal a place in the second round of the FA Cup.

The latest rumour and gossip from the back pages
3

Paper Talk: Trio chase Brahimi

Newcastle, West Ham and Everton are all looking to sign Porto midfielder Yacine Brahimi, according to today's back pages.

Jorginho: The Italian midfielder followed Maurizio Sarri from Napoli to Chelsea in the summer4

Jorginho and Chelsea pass masters

Jorginho and Chelsea lead the way in the passing statistics for the Premier League season so far.

Fleetwood5

Fleetwood to visit Guiseley

Guiseley have been rewarded with another home tie in the second round of the FA Cup after being drawn to play Sky Bet League One side Fleetwood.

Football Tips

Get your bets on!

Our best bets

Check out all of our available betting tips and previews of the forthcoming sporting action.

Royal Line (right) pulls clear to win the November Handicap

Sporting Life Tipping Record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in November 2018.

Our best bets for Manchester City v Manchester United

Sterling to steal derby show

Raheem Sterling can break his goal-scoring duck against Manchester United as City look just too good for their derby rivals.