Manchester derby on Wednesday to determine who wins the Premier League
It’s been a tough season for Manchester United fans and the Premier League’s conclusion could be even tougher for them.
After having to endure the dog days of Jose Mourinho’s tenure as United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment brought renewed optimism to the club’s supporters, but recently performances under the Norwegian have dipped alarmingly.
The Red Devils were soundly beaten by Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinal last week before being thumped 4-0 by Everton on Sunday.
Now, United meets title-chasing local rival Manchester City on Wednesday, a team that has won 10 Premier League games in a row and will be looking to rub its current superiority in the face of its more illustrious neighbor.
Should United take points off its crosstown rival, however, it would severely dent City’s title ambitions, give it local bragging rights and boost its own hopes of securing the Premier League’s final Champions League spot as the season comes to a close.
Yet such a scenario would also hand the advantage in the title race to historic rival Liverpool, a club chasing down United’s record of 20 league title wins, and which is currently battling it out with City at the top of the Premier League table.
A draw on Wednesday, would leave City a point behind Liverpool, while defeat would keep Jurgen Klopp’s side two points ahead.