Pogba apologises to Manchester United fans and admits Everton performance was 'disrespectful'

Arnold Nichols
April 24, 2019

United Kingdom residents will be able to watch Man Utd v Man City on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, channels 401 and 402 respectively on Sky, and 501 and 502 for Virgin Media users. It is really simple, but it is really hard because the basic things are working for your team-mates, stay in your position, defend, don't let the player cross, win the second ball - those things, we don't really talk about this, but they are details that make the difference in a game.

Forget about City and Liverpool.

"The last 18 games we're not far away from them [Liverpool and City], but it's doing that over a course of a season".

Even by the rarified atmosphere of Manchester derbies, there will seldom have been so much on the line for both sides of the city when Manchester United host Manchester City on Wednesday. A league title hadn't been delivered to Old Trafford since 1967 - the year of Eric Cantona's birth incidentally - meaning that when they did finally get over their hump, it was the end of a 26-year craving for league glory at the expense of the to-that-point giants of English football.

Everton took another huge step towards European qualification on Sunday as they continued their fine run of home form to thrash and outclass Manchester United 4-0 at Goodison Park.

So if United are to get a result at Old Trafford, what is required is a total team performance.

The two sides will meet in a high-stakes clash at Old Trafford, with City locked in a tight Premier League title race with Liverpool and United scrapping to get into the top four.

Subscribe to Squawka's Youtube channel here. The 25-year-old is also said to be open to leaving the club, with his eyes reportedly on Juventus, meaning he could become one of the first casualties of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's summer shake-up.

The Belgian left the field after 28 minutes with an unspecified knock and the City boss has confirmed he will miss the Manchester derby.

After a string of poor performances in EPL, United were in a desperate search of a win to climb back to the top-four.

Privately City are understood to be surprised at Solskjær, the view being the United manager has failed to do his homework regarding the regularity of the fouls.

"First time in my life", remarked Milner. The Algerian winger has started only 13 of City's 34 league games this season.

Since then, 10 straight league wins have come including victories over top six sides in Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham - though they all came at the Etihad.

"The only question is the Premier League, winning the title". Luke Shaw is also set to return after serving a two-match suspension.

City will be without influential midfielder Kevin De Bruyne after he suffered a hamstring injury in the 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur over the weekend.

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