5) Midfield Battle
Under Manuel Pellegrini, Manchester City played a very direct style of football. However, all that has changed under new boss, Pep Guardiola. The citizens now play football that is much more patient. Fernandinho is at the heart of City’s proceedings. A lot will be on his shoulders when City comes up against a United side boasting the likes of Paul Pogba in its midfield. It will be interesting to see how Fernandinho fares in this game, as this is unarguably City’s sternest test this season. Mourinho will expect his star signing Paul Pogba to be at his very best in their first derby match of the season.