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‘Rooney to play pivotal role’ – Three key stats ahead of Thursday’s Manchester derby

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‘Rooney to play pivotal role’ – Three key stats ahead of Thursday’s Manchester derby

Manchester United will travel to fierce rivals Manchester City on Thursday looking to climb into the top four and enhance their prospects of securing Champions League qualification next season.

Currently a point behind Pep Guardiola’s side after their victory over Burnley at the weekend, United have the opportunity to draw level on points with Liverpool in third with five games left to play.

City, on the other hand, will look to stretch their lead over the chasing pack – overtaking Liverpool whilst doing so – and move a step closer to securing their own European spot for next year.

 
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With injuries hitting both sides, The Boot Room looks at some key stats ahead of the crucial tie.

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