Dennis law eagerly anticipates the ‘most important’ Manchester derby

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  • Dennis law eagerly anticipates the ‘most important’ Manchester derby

Dennis law eagerly anticipates the ‘most important’ Manchester derby

Former Manchester City striker Dennis Law believes that the Manchester derby at Old Trafford this weekend will be the most important one in almost 40 years.

Manchester City currently lie five points behind cross town rivals Manchester United, and the outcome of Saturday’s match will drastically change the shape of the Premier League table. The last time there was so much at stake in the Manchester Derby was back in 1974, when Dennis Law’s goal for the Citizens sealed Manchester United’s relegation.

Law, who has played for both Manchester United and Manchester City during his illustrious career, believes that the stakes have never been higher. The legendary striker said, “If United win, they're eight points ahead with a game in hand. If City win the gap is down to two and it's anybody's title.”

The Red Devils are chasing their 19th Premier League crown, something that has never been achieved by any club in the history of the English top flight. However, Manchester City will be more determined to take all three points, as they look to lift their first Premier League trophy in 43 years.

Dennis Law believes that the outcome of the Manchester derby will not only affect the two rivals, but will also be crucial for the rest of the top six teams. He said, “This is probably the most important derby there has been in Manchester for many, many years."

Law is aware of Manchester United’s recent dominance over the Citizens, but he believes that Manchester City are the team to watch out for this season. The Citizens are the new rich kids on the block, and they now have the star power to compete with the best in England.

He added, “For the first time in many years, City are a team the rest of the Premier League are going to have to watch. For the last 20 years or so, it's all been United. But now, City are back as a team that people begin to fear. And that's how it should be.”

The Manchester derby kicks off on Saturday, 12th February.

 

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