In an exciting Premier League matchup, Manchester United and Manchester City will square off in the 189th Manchester derby on Saturday at noon at Old Trafford.

The Citizens humiliated the Red Devils 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium in October, and they will be out for vengeance.

Before their defeat by City, Man United has had much to be happy about. Erik ten Hag has led his team on an impressive run of form, losing only one of their past 18 competitive games (a 3-1 setback at Aston Villa in early November) and winning all six of their games since the World Cup break.

However, Man United’s overall performance and recent success at home—where they have won nine straight games and recorded seven shutouts—makes them strong favorites going into Saturday’s match.

With a win, Ten Hag and company would pull within one point of City in second place and six points behind leaders Arsenal, who will play United the following weekend after Sunday’s North London derby. With 20 league games left, if the Red Devils maintain their strong play, bold discussions of a potential title run for them may soon surface.

Guardiola will be eager for his team to rebound in what will be his 500th top-flight game as a coach on Saturday – his 246th in charge of Man City – as they attempt to close the five-point gap that currently separates them from Arsenal at the top of the Premier League. The hopes of an unprecedented quadruple are now over this season after losing to Southampton in the Carabao Cup.

However, Guardiola’s team will look forward to traveling to Man United on derby day after winning nine of their previous 14 matches there, including their illustrious 6-1 league victory in October 2011.

City could break their own club record for the most goals scored against United in a single season (eight goals in 1954-55) if they score at least three goals on Saturday after scoring six against Ten Hag’s team at the Etihad just three months ago, thanks to memorable hat-tricks scored by Erling Braut Haaland and Phil Foden.

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