5 Things Manchester United Must Consider Ahead of the Derby

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5 Things Manchester United Must Consider Ahead of the Derby
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Manchester United arguably delivered their best attacking performance of the season in a bizarre victory against Reading on Saturday to remain at the top of the Premier League.

That said, the Barclays Premiership leader also suffered their worst defensive display, and frailties at the back were alarmingly exposed at the Madejski Stadium, particularly from set-plays.

United need to get the balance right between defence and attack. It has become a major concern. 

Bitter rivals Manchester City come into the game perhaps not firing on all cylinders; nevertheless, they remain unbeaten in the league and have amassed an impressive run of 37 Premiership games without a defeat at home.

So, Sir Alex Ferguson has much to consider ahead of the biggest game of the season this weekend, when the Etihad Stadium hosts the Manchester Derby, a fixture which promises to be a clash of the highest order.

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