Manchester United legend Patrice Evra believes Manchester United can beat Manchester City on Saturday if we can stop them from scoring early in the game.
In recent games we have formed the habit of conceding early goals – trailing 2-0 down within 13 minutes in our humiliating 5-0 defeat against bitter rivals Liverpool last month and falling behind after just 12 minutes against Atalanta in midweek.
Evra is optimistic we can secure all three points against Pep Guardiola’s side if we can stay compact in the opening stages against City.
“I don’t like to be worried because I’m someone really positive,” Evra told talkSPORT.
“I think even when we don’t have a good season the past few years, against City, we always show up – beat them or draw.
“The first 15 minutes are important, if City don’t score in the first 15 minutes, we’ve got a great chance.
“It’s going to be an open game because City are not consistent like they used to be.”