Manchester United boss Marc Skinner speaks exclusively to Sky Sports ahead of their Women's Super League game vs Manchester City; watch Brighton vs Arsenal live on Sky Sports Football on Sunday; kick-off 2pm; followed by Man Utd vs Man City at Old Trafford; kick-off 4.30pm
Saturday 18 November 2023 18:37, UK
Marc Skinner believes the «special» WSL Manchester derby on Sunday will be decided by who can hold their nerve, live on Sky Sports.
Manchester City travel to Old Trafford looking to close the gap on the Women's Super League top three having lost their last two matches.
United have yet to hit top gear either with their unbeaten record, which includes three draws from six games, leaving them seven points behind leaders Chelsea and ground to make up in the title race.
It adds to what will be a box-office clash and United boss Skinner expects a fiery encounter.
«It's a special event,» Skinner told Sky Sports News' Anton Toloui. «It is going to have lots of good football I'm sure. It is going to be a spectacle but we know what to do. We have been here before, we have grown in these derbies.
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»We need to go and put in a performance in front of our fans at Old Trafford because they deserve it, and our players want to do that. I'm really looking forward to it. I want to see a growth from the last time we played last year. That's going to be important.
«I don't think it will be a smash and grab — I don't think we can in this game. We have to perform right and that is the mental message I have to send to our players. 'If you perform right, you give yourself the best chance'.
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