On Thursday night, Derby County and Manchester United will compete for a place in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.
The match will take place at Pride Park Stadium. The two teams often meet in cup competitions and you must remember that Manchester United will try to save the season with a win in the FA Cup.
◾️All the headlines in the British press were about Wayne Rooney, who will face his former Manchester United club.
◾️Derby County has had solid performances since January, when Rooney signed with this team.
◾️However, he is in the middle of the Championship standings, so I expect Derby County to give more importance to the FA Cup competition.
◾️Derby have already beaten a Premier League team this FA Cup this season, taking the 1-0 lead against Crystal Palace.
◾️Derby ended a series of 4 matches without a victory, even in the last match, when they defeated Sheffield Wednesday with a 3-1 score.
◾️She is unbeaten in the last 7 matches played at home in all competitions.
◾️Manchester United have a great opportunity to return to the Champions League at the end of this season, but will not be able to afford to lose any points in the Premier League.
◾️At this stage of the season, the involvement in three competitions is like a bonus for the team coached by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but it is clear that a team of this level is judged according to the trophies won.
◾️The victories against Wolves and Tranmere Rovers brought Manchester United to the FA Cup stage, and is now seen as a big favorite to advance even further in this competition.
◾️This club has reached the quarterfinals for the last 6 consecutive seasons and will look to expand this series.
◾️Currently, he has a series of 8 consecutive matches without defeat in all competitions and is also without defeat in the last 5 trips.
▪️Last season, Derby drew with a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in the League Cup, then to face penalties in front of Manchester United.
⚽Derby vs Manchester United probable teams:
▪️Derby (4-5-1): Roos; Bogle, Davies, Wisdom, Forsyth; Bird, Shinnie, Knight, Rooney, Lawrence; Martin
▪️Manchester United (4-5-1): Romero; Dalot, Bailly, Maguire, Williams; McTominay, Fred, Mata, Lingard, James; Ighalo
⚽What is the form of the teams in the last 5 matches?
◽️Derby County and Manchester United meet in the best of the English Cup on Thursday.
◽️It will be a special match for Wayne Rooney, the best scorer in United’s history, now at Derby, after two years in the MLS.
◽️So far, Derby beat Crystal Palace 1-0 and Northampton 0-0 and 4-2 in replay.
◽️Derby has a cup in the record, but taken in 1946!
◽️Manchester United have a rematch after their last encounter with Derby, lost to penalties last season in the League Cup.
◽️Previously, he had four victories, two at home, two away, with the second division.
◽️Solskjær’s team did not score the current season in the Cup, 0-0 at Wolves and 1-0 at home, plus 6-0 at Tranmere.
⚽News, analysis, statistics and progress on the 2 teams.
◾️Last season, it was eliminated by Brighton, also in the best, score 1-2.
◾️Now, Derby is hoping to make it 3-1 at Sheffield Wednesday this weekend, their first win in five games.
◾️Previously, he scored two 1-1 draws with Huddersfield and Fulham, plus two setbacks, 2-3 at Bristol and 1-2 at QPR.
◾️Derby ranks 13th in the Championship – with 48 points, it’s eight in the playoffs for the Premier.
◾️Sunday’s home match with Blackburn awaits.
◾️On home soil, Derby have lost only one match (0-1 with Millwall, on December 14) in the last 17 matches!
◾️With 12 trophies, United is the second most titled team in the Cup, bordering on Arsenal; the Devils won the last Cup in 2016 and lost the 2018 final.
◾️Now, the team has a good series of nine games without fail, six wins and three draws, the last one, 1-1 at Everton, at the weekend.
◾️Solskjær’s United ranks 5th in the championship, with 42 points, in three of the Champions positions.
◾️He has not lost since January, 0-2 at Liverpool – the last five trips have been three wins and two draws.
◾️Sunday is Manchester City’s Old Trafford derby with City.
⚽Who are the probable teams in this match?
Football Prediction of the Day Derby vs Manchester United
The Manchester City Derby is scheduled on Sunday and this is clearly the most important game of the week for Manchester Uited.
This means that the first XI may undergo some changes in the clash with Derby, but I am sure that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will give the FA Cup enough importance and competition.
The people of Derby County have had good performances on their own ground lately.
They manage to create some important goals, and Wayne Rooney should play a very important role, but in the end I think Manchester United will prove to be too strong on Thursday night.
Prediction Today: Manchester United