Fish backs City for Manchester derby glory

Both sides head into the clash at Old Trafford having claimed weekend wins.

Manchester City are looking to complete a league 'double' over their Manchester rivals. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - Former Bafana Bafana defender Mark Fish on Tuesday backed Manchester City to do the double over rivals Manchester United in tonight's derby.

Both sides head into the clash at Old Trafford having claimed weekend wins over Fulham and West Ham respectively.

But both clubs had contrasting fortunes in the English Premier League (EPL).

City are challenging for the title, currently sitting six points adrift of the log leaders Chelsea, with three games in hand.

Fish believes Manuel Pellegrini's side are favourites.

"Both teams are on a high, but I'd like to think that Man City will want to make sure they win it. I predict they will continue their goalscoring antics, even at Old Trafford."

The defender also weighed in on the debate surrounding United manager David Moyes.

He says the former Everton coach's decision to change the entire backroom staff has been his downfall.

"The team looks like they are slowly getting it together. But it's a whole transition phase that has happened at Old Trafford. I do feel that Moyes bringing in his own coaching staff from the word go and chucking everyone out put him on the back foot. But Man United have to do a big clean out of players that aren't of Man United quality."

The game will start at 9:45pm.