The Manchester United, second place in the Premier League with 51 points in 27 days, visits his citizen rival this Sunday, the intractable City of Pep Guardiola that already has 21 victories among all competitions, and it will do so with a double objective. On the one hand, he will seek a victory that allows him to cut the current difference of 14 points with the ‘citizens’, to still dream of the few options of being champion, although the distance would continue to be more than considerable, and to also consolidate in the squares Champions, expanding his mattress, which is currently 5 points compared to the fifth classified. On the other, it will seek to break its terrible streak this season against the rivals that make up the so-called ‘Big Six’, which are the Manchester City, the Liverpool, the Chelsea, the Tottenham Y Arsenal, Besides them.
Seven matches United has already played this season in the Premier League against the other five ‘big’ of the English championship, and in none has he been able to obtain victory. Despite its good season, the best in years, the set of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he gets smaller throughout the season at the big events, as shown by these terrible results when he has faced the teams that traditionally dominate in the English championship. And that some of them, such as Liverpool, seventh, Tottenham, eighth, and Arsenal, tenth, are living a course rather to forget.
Beyond the bad results obtained in these direct confrontations against the other five teams that make up the ‘Big Six’, with a balance of five draws and two losses, the fact that the ‘Red Devils’ they have only scored one goal in these seven games. And that they are, behind City, the second highest scoring team in the Premier with 53 goals.
Since 1-6 against Tottenham in early October, United have not scored in any of the next six meetings against the ‘Big Six’
This only goal scored in addition, not only was useless but was in a shameful 1-6 against Tottenham, at the beginning of October. Since then, zero goals, in matches at Old Trafford against him Chelsea (0-0), the Arsenal (0-1) and the Manchester City (0-0), and none either, at home, against the Liverpool (0-0), the Arsenal (0-0) and the Chelsea (0-0), last weekend. The positive data, yes, is that in seven of these clashes he has kept his goal unbeaten.
In these seven games, the balance is two defeats and five draws
It does not seem the best place, the Etihad Stadium, nor the best moment, seeing the historic winning streak of City, for United to break this terrible balance against the rivals that make up the ‘Big Six’, but there is no doubt that if it is capable doing so would be a victory to remember.
Matchday 4: Manchester United-Tottenham 1-6
Matchday 6: Manchester United-Chelsea 0-0
Matchday 7: Manchester United-Arsenal 0-1
Matchday 12: Manchester United-Manchester City 0-0
Matchday 19: Liverpool-Manchester United 0-0
Matchday 21: Arsenal-Manchester United 0-0
Matchday 26: Chelsea-Manchester United 0-0