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Man Utd legend Neville: Man City playing the better football

Manchester United legend Gary Neville feels Manchester City go into the derby favourites.

Neville believes Pep Guardiola will set his Manchester City team up to try and dictate the play and he thinks it is vital that they are not allowed to build up a head of steam.

Neville told Sky Sports: "If I was in the United dressing room I'd be looking at the way Guardiola teams always play and I'd be thinking of disruption.

"Create some disruption. Slow the game down, win free-kicks, create spikes in the game, create an emotion in the crowd and disturb what City want to do because, ultimately, you can concentrate on your own game but when you're playing against a fantastic opponent you have to deal with them.

"United cannot let City build up that rhythm in the game, kill the crowd and control the possession. United will be better physically and they'll be hoping they can keep the crowd involved.

"Pep will always try and do something different but rhythm and disruption are the two words I'd use looking ahead to the game."

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