With both managers experienced in their respective roles, Manchester City and Manchester United will face-off in a much-anticipated match. Manuel Pellegrini, the former Manchester City manager returns to Manchester for the first time since joining West Ham United in the summer. The Chilean coach has already started with the Hammers with two wins from two in the Premier League, and now, he’s hoping to inflict more misery on his former Champions League rivals.

Manuel Pellegrini, a former Real Madrid, and Malaga manager is proving his worth again in the Premier League, after dealing with a difficult season with Manchester City last year. Pellegrini is widely respected for his tactical ability and man-management skills. He led Manchester City to the Premier League title in 2014 and won the League Cup twice in three seasons with the Citizens.

Manchester United’s new manager, Jose Mourinho, is currently under pressure to turn things around for the club as they are one of the worst-performing Premier League teams. The Red Devils have struggled this season with just one win in their last six league games. The team also lost to West Ham United in the League Cup, where Pellegrini made his first return to the London Stadium, putting Jose Mourinho and his side under threat.

Mourinho, who himself was sacked from his role at Chelsea in 2015, will want to bounce back from the current disappointment of his side’s performance with a win at the London Stadium against Pellegrini’s West Ham. The Portuguese manager will know all about West Ham’s new manager’s tactics when faced against each other in the past.

Manchester City was unbeaten in the league against Manchester United under Manuel Pellegrini. More importantly, Pellegrini does not shy away from big games, and he will come into the match with a plan to beat Mourinho’s team. He has a reputation for being one of the most tactically astute managers in the game, and his teams are known for their attacking prowess.

On the other hand, Jose Mourinho knows what it means to be down but not out. The experienced coach has been in such positions before and has managed big-time clubs like Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Chelsea. Mourinho’s tactical ability cannot be underestimated.

The match between West Ham and Manchester United will present a perfect storm. Each team has a manager capable of motivating his players and making game-changing decisions. West Ham may have recently been defeated by Wimbledon in the League Cup, but they have started the season well, winning their last two games in the Premier League.

Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping to use his tactical knowledge and experience to thwart Manchester United’s attack while creating spaces for West Ham’s lethal front-three. Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko, and Marko Arnautovic have all been in scintillating form in recent weeks, and their partnership will undoubtedly be a key factor in West Ham’s pursuit of three points.

Jose Mourinho, on the other hand, will be seeking to shore-up his defence and stamp his authority on the midfield. The Portuguese manager has been faced with criticism over his team’s style of play, but he is likely to go all-out attack with the likes of Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, as they would need to score quick and early goals.

In the end, it is a game that could go either way. Manchester United has players like Paul Pogba and David De Gea who could make the difference in the match. But, West Ham is a tough opponent with Pellegrini at the helm.

Manuel Pellegrini is a manager with a point to prove, and he will be looking to make a big statement against his former rivals. The Chilean has already started well with West Ham, but he’ll be hoping to build on that early momentum with a win over Manchester United.

One thing is for sure, this match promises to be an exhilarating showcase of the very best of English football. Pellegrini, the former Manchester City boss will be looking to continue his good form, while Mourinho and his Red Devils will be keen to bag their crucial first away win. The London Stadium promises to be a cauldron of football action, under the bright lights of London’s sky, as both sides fight it out for the valuable three points up for grabs. Surely, it is going to be a match to remember.