‘It could reach 4-0’ – Paul Merson gives prediction for Manchester City vs Manchester United clash

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Paul Merson has backed Manchester United to lose to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Paul Merson doesn’t think Ralf Rangnick’s tactics can work against City, and that United could concede up to four goals if they aren’t careful.

“Manchester City are going to win this game of football, easy,” Merson told Sportskeeda.

“Last year, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in-charge, Manchester United would have had a chance with a lot of pace on the counter attack, but now, with Cristiano Ronaldo up front, they aren’t going to trouble their cross-town rivals due to his lack of pace.

“I can’t see Manchester City not winning this game and if Manchester United decide to open up the football match, they could lose 3 or 4-0. I have no idea what they are doing at the moment and they’ve not got an identity, so these are worrying times for Manchester United.

“Jack Grealish was good in the FA Cup, but unlike at Aston Villa, he is a small fish in a big pond at Manchester City despite the fact that he cost £100 million. That said, the cream always rises to the top, so I fancy him to turn it on at the business end of the season.”