The final Manchester Derby of the season will be played on Wednesday at Old Trafford and right now the two sides are chasing completely different dreams.
The pressure is clearly on Man United as this Manchester Derby is no less than a double-edged sword for the Red Devils.
On one hand, they need to get back to winning ways and the players need to prove to the manager that they have the hunger to fight against the big dogs of the Premier League.
On the other hand though, if Man United manage to beat City then their arch-rivals Liverpool will have an advantage in the title race and the Anfield outfit might very well go on to lift their first Premier League title.
But according to Paul Merson, Man City will likely thrash Solskjaer’s men during the Manchester Derby.
‘I think the league will be won here as I expect Manchester City to win easily,’ Merson told Sky Sports(via Metro).
‘Manchester United are just not very good. It was embarrassing against Everton and the players should be ashamed of themselves.
‘They need to work hard this week, which will not be enough, but it is the least they can do.
‘To lose the way they did against Everton was mindblowing. They should be honoured to play for that club and they embarrassed it.
‘There could be some nerves for City as United will park the bus.
‘You need the second goal to make sure you win every game because at 1-0 you never know, there could be a set-play and then it’s level.
‘I remember when Tottenham lost the league to Leicester in 2015/16 they kept chasing it against West Brom when they were 1-0 up and then West Brom get a corner, score from it, and the league is over.
‘You need to get that second goal. If City win this game, I can’t see how they are going to be stopped.
‘They have one game a week for three weeks and, no disrespect to the teams they are playing, if they can’t win those three games with the squad they have got then they don’t deserve to win the league.’