Manchester United and Derby County meet at Old Trafford, in a match for this phase of the FA Cup (3rd Round). There is only a record of 1 direct match in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 01-21-2016, which ended with the victory of Manchester United by (1-3).
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. In their last match, for the Premier League, they beat Everton away by (0-2). In the last 10 home matches Manchester United has 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
Manchester United arrive at this game motivated, after a triumph outsider, by 0-2, in the visit to the terrain of Everton: Marcial and Lingard marked the goals of the triumph. The home team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, privileging fast transitions, mainly through the flanks. One of the strengths of the local team is the way he manages to end the dangerous situations he creates. The coach of Manchester United can not count on Ibrahimovic, Lukaku, Fellaini, Carrick, Valencia and Bailly, all injured.
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. In the last match that they disputed, for the Championship, they drew with Sheffield United at home (1-1). In the last 10 away matches Derby County has won 5, tied 4 and lost 1. The defense has been strong and has only suffered goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 4 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 16 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 6 of their 17 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Derby comes to this game after a draw at home, a ball, at the reception at Sheffield United. Like the rival of this day, the visiting team opts to act in a traditional 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Weimann, Nugent and Russell. By acting outside the home, it is clear that the Derby adopts a more defensive posture, with the aim of not becoming unbalanced. Coach Gary Rowett must have all the players at his disposal.
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