Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has claimed that Man United are one of the best teams in Europe when they are given the space to run, MySportDab reports.
The Red Devils boast a lighting speed attack this season with the likes of Daniel James, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
All three players are capable of incredible speeds and Guardiola knows the threat they can pose as his Manchester City teal travel to Old Trafford on Tuesday for their Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg.
“Like we know, at Old Trafford it would be different from here but they are a team built to run,” Guardiola said.
“When they are allowed to run, United become one of the best teams not in England alone, because of the speed potentials they have, Greenwood or James right now and Martial, Lingard and even Rashford.
“I saw the line-up they used against Wolves and they were a lot of changes so I guess they will be more focused but there are two legs, we have to go to Old Trafford and try to get a good result before second leg here with our own fans.
“I think they are going to run, once or twice or thrice or as many times as possible and we have to be more prepared this time.
“But we have to play our game so I am not preparing our game just thinking only don’t let them run because we have to go there, possibly score a goal, we play our football and try to get a positive result from there.
“I would like to play at Old Trafford most defensive except the first few minutes we could concede three or four times because they could run, the rest of the game we get more of the possession and try to score with the chances we create in various ways so I would love something similar.”
Manchester United claimed a famous 2-1 win over City at the Ethiad when the two played in the Premier League last month with Martial and Rashford scoring the goals.