3 blatant reasons Mourinho will lose to Guardiola again

Share it:

Jose Mourinho will be hoping his Manchester United side bounce back when they host Manchester City in the EFL Cup fourth-round on Wednesday, October 26.

This follows a nightmare return to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, October 23, for the ex-Chelsea manager, who watched from the sidelines as his side were well beaten 4-0 by his former team.

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho

However, Mourinho will be hoping to get back to winning ways as the second Manchester derby of the season takes centre stage tonight. It comes only a month after Mourinho last faced off against Pep Guardiola and it was the latter who came out on top with a 2-1 victory.

But with City looking to end the run of poor form (no win in five games) and Guardiola posing a better head-to-head-record against Mourinho, Man United will have to be at their best to avoid a second defeat against their rival this season, which looks quite imminent.

Get all the LIVE English Premier League results HERE

Here are 3 reasons Man United will lose to Man City.

1. No Eric Baily

Manchester United were dealt a major blow after it emerged that central defender Eric Bailly will be out for two months following an injury he sustained against Chelsea.

Eric Bailly in action for United

Eric Bailly in action for United

Only three players had played every minute of Manchester United’s Premier League campaign up to the point when Bailly suffered a knee ligament injury during the second half of the 4-0 loss at Chelsea.

One of the three players is Bailly, the other two are David de Gea and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Bailly’s absence is a huge blow for Mourinho as the Ivorian has been exception for the Red Devils at the back.

2. Mourinho playing down EFL Cup importance set to backfire

Jose Mourinho’s insistence that the League Cup is bottom of his priority list could backfire for Manchester United on Wednesday, October 26, when they welcome Man City.

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho

Mourinho had claimed over the weekend that he had not given Wednesday’s game a moment’s thought and that the competition was of least concern to him.

This might be a typical Mourinho tactics, but this time it, could work against him because Man City are set to come all out.

3. Guardiola always has a winning formular against Mourinho

Guardiola’s head-to-head-record against Mourinho is quite unbelievable. Across their time in charge of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea, the pair have met a total of 17 times.

mouth-watering encounters

Two of the world’s best coaches come face to face in the Manchester derby again

The Spaniard has triumphed on seven occasions, there have been six draws while Mourinho has only come out on top thrice.

Guardiola has all it takes to make it eight wins against Mourinho tonight.

The post 3 blatant reasons Mourinho will lose to Guardiola again appeared first on Nigeria News today & Breaking news | Read Naij.com 24/7.

Share it:

Latest Stories

Post A Comment:


We’re eager to see your comment. However, Please keep in mind that all comments are moderated according to our Comment Policy and all the links are nofollow. Using keywords in the name field area is forbidden.
Comment Using Either Disqus or Default Comment Mode.