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Man City hero Goater exclusive: I like Ten Hag; Man Utd players have something to prove

Manchester City cult hero Shaun Goater admits he expects a competitive Manchester United ahead of today's big derby at the Etihad.

Goater, who was originally brought to England by Manchester United as a teenage Bermudan midfielder, says he's a fan of Erik ten Hag's football.

He told Tribalfootball.com on behalf of OLBG: "Manchester United over the past couple of years probably haven't been at the levels that they're expected of.

"But derbies being derbies, every player gets up for this game and more so for Manchester United nowadays if they're going through a tough time.

"They've been on a decent run of form the last four games and I'm sure the players want to prove something to the supporters.

"For them, they'll want to put on a great display, but both teams will be up for this game.

"Erik Ten Hag is a manager I like, I watched his Ajax teams play some really good football, so I'm intrigued to see whether he can do it with this team because he has some quality players in there.

"It's always a big game because if you win a derby, it essentially gives you a confidence boost to win the next two or three games more often than not.

"It just gives you that extra lift because you know you've beaten a good team, so I'm looking forward to the game."



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