Raheem Sterling says Manchester United’s biggest threat is the front line ahead of today’s derby at the Etihad.
The Reds go into the game with confidence following the 2-1 victory over Jose Mourinho’s Spurs at Old Trafford in midweek, while Sterling’s City thrashed Burnley in their last outing.
Sterling, who has not yet scored against United in his career, picked out England teammate Marcus Rashford who could cause City’s defence problems this evening.
“Their front line is their biggest threat,” he told Football Focus, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“They’ve got Marcus (Rashford) up front who’s a real hazard in and around the box.”
Rashford put in his best performance of the season against Spurs, scoring twice to down Mourinho on his return to Old Trafford. The 22-year-old could have scored more as well; he was denied a wonder goal by a fantastic save from Paulo Gazzaniga.
We expect Rashford to be United’s biggest danger again this time out and Ole Gunnar Solsjkjaer’s will be relying on the youngster to cause problems if United are to get a result at the home of the champions.
He has scored 15 goals for club and country so far this season, and is likely to start alongside Daniel James in attack. Anthony Martial may be fit to return, but Solskjaer may not want to rush the Frenchman back and may select Jesse Lingard instead.