Sunday, March 20, 2016

Manchester City vs Manchester United live: Premier League latest score and updates

Welcome to the Independent's live coverage of the big derby as Manchester City host rivals Manchester United at the Etihad for what will surely be a typically heated exchange.
Louis van Gaal and Manuel Pellegrini both know only a win will appease their disgruntled supporters with a top four place at stake
When asked about the importance of this meeting - and if it will determine their Champions League chances - Van Gaal was unequivocal. “I think so,” he said. “We are now four points behind City, I think, so you have to win. Otherwise the gap is bigger and bigger and the matches that you have to play are not so big.”
“If we lose, I think then it is seven points and we have to play another eight matches. Then it is very sharp to recover from that gap. It is still possible, but I think it’s difficult then because West Ham is also in front, so it is not only City but West Ham United.”
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