Revealed: 87% of Man United fans want Martial to start against Man City

Liverpool showed the way to beat Manchester City in midweek; a frantic, high-tempo approach that creates chaos and exposes the fact that Pep Guardiola’s footballing philosophy renders one mistake potentially fatal.

The Reds’ 3-0 thumping of City at Anfield is bound to have dented the confidence of Guardiola’s men and that is something that Manchester United fans will hope their side can exploit in today’s Manchester derby.

The Red Devils have pacy players in their ranks, who could be capable of troubling a City side both looking to make history but also with one eye on Tuesday’s return match against Liverpool but Jose Mourinho’s natural instinct in these games is to adopt a spoiling approach.

The success of Jurgen Klopp’s aggressive approach might just have tempted Mourinho to change his ways as his side look to prevent City winning the league there and then.

While that’s an outside chance, we asked you whether one of the aforementioned quick players – Anthony Martial, valued at £58.5m by Transfermarkt, should get the nod at the Etihad.

The response was overwhelming, as 87 per cent of United fans want the Frenchman in the starting eleven for the trip to their local rivals. Check out the full results of the poll below…