Today’s Barclay’s Premiere League game between Manchester City and Manchester United has been called not just the biggest match of the season, but the biggest match in Premier League history. If you didn’t take the day off, you can watch the Manchester Derby on TV on ESPN2 and ESPN3 at 3:00 pm EST. If addition, you can Live Stream Manchester City vs Manchester United online here or you can watch the Barclay’s Premiere League Manchester Derby Gamecast here.
While Man City trail league leaders United by three points, City hold a four goal advantage in goal differential — the first tiebreaker if the teams are to finish the season level on points.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini contends that United hold the advantage.
“They have one difficult game against us, then they have two easy games.” Mancini told ESPN. “They will probably get six points. It is clear if we have a chance – we want to take that chance – but I don’t know.”
Manchester United would almost certainly capture their 20th league title with a win (or even a tie) this afternoon, but the goal differential is a reason for concern — one they are fully aware of. United’s stalwart midfielder Ryan Giggs says the team must drown out such distractions if they want to maintain control of the table.
He told ESPN:
“Obviously with three games to go and almost being neck and neck going to the finish there is no mistaking this is a massive game and the biggest in recent times.
“But as a United player, you’re used to big games.
“You have to block out all the hype and the predictions. That’s been going on all the season anyway, with people saying City were going to win the title and then United.
“It’s different for the fans. I must admit it’s hard but you have to be professional and not let emotions get too far ahead of you.
“Our job is to train well and be ready to perform when kick-off comes.”
Hopefully, we’ll see a few more highlights like this one: