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Pep Guardiola has this to say about the player who will defend Haaland

By Harry Smith

Pep Guardiola has this to say about the player who will defend Haaland

Man Utd visits the neighbor in a new edition of the Manchester derby, both teams on a positive streak.

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Manchester United have reversed the situation they were going through at the beginning of the season, the players were not adapting to the first games of the team in this new era, it was a 0-4 defeat in their visit to Brentford that set off alarm bells in the Old Trafford team, something had to change.

Since then, the rhythm of the players has been different, some of them began to have the manager's confidence, and so they showed that they had much to add to Erik ten Hag's team, others were the reinforcements who had a quick adaptation to the manager's approach, these two situations that happened simultaneously caused the good results.

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They won crucial matches for the title fight, one of them against Liverpool, and another one against Arsenal, a team that is leader and whose undefeated streak was taken away. The next game will be a test of how good Man Utd's level is, the Manchester derby could be the start of a month full of confidence, in October they will have nine games and starting with a win will help the team.

Manchester City will not let the Red Devils start playing with confidence in their stadium, they will look to take advantage of the home advantage, and that their offense has more weight than Man Utd's defense that is getting better and better, Man Utd's defenders are at a great level and they will show it in Sunday's game.

The media have questioned both coaches who will meet for the first time in the Premier League, what surprised more than one were the compliments that Guardiola had with the rival team, he talked about a crucial game for them and commented on the new signing in the defense of Manchester United, Lisandro Martinez.

"I like it when people underestimate players because of their size. He is fantastic"

This is how Pep Guardiola referred about Lisandro Martinez, this was his opinion about defending striker Erling Haaland, he said that the player has already played against tall strikers, and the result has been successful in his defensive work, he added that he considers the Argentine is aggressive, and does not shrink in pressure situations as it is this Manchester derby.

 


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