Manchester United clear favourites in Manchester derby says Dwight Yorke

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Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke believes his old side are clear favourites ahead of their meeting with city neighbours in the Manchester derby.

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The Trinidadian striker who was part of the 1999 treble winning team believes it is incredibly hard to look beyond Louis van Gaal’s men, who have now racked up five wins on the bounce and leapfrogged Manchester City in the Premier League table.

Quoted in The Express he said, “I think, on current form, United are probably favourites.

“Over the last 21 games, we’ve only had two defeats in that spell which is a good return but we’re playing the current champions and they’ll be up for it.”

The man who was famed for his impressive strike partnership with Andy Cole at Old Trafford was complimentary about the manager’s tactical persistence which has finally brought attractive football.

Yorke added, “It’s certainly improved over the last couple of months in terms of our consistency and getting results.

“We’re also playing particularly well with the kind of attractive football we all love to see United play.”

Despite his confident words, Yorke is too well versed in professional football, especially with Manchester United, to know it would be foolish to take a derby game for granted.

He said, “It’s a local derby and maybe form does go out of the window in this particular game.

“It will be a difficult and tight match that I don’t think anybody could call.”

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