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Man Utd winger Facundo Pellistri aims brutal dig at Man City ahead of Manchester derby

Man Utd winger Facundo Pellistri aims brutal dig at Man City ahead of Manchester derby

Pellistri has turned up the heat.

Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri has aimed a brutal dig at Manchester City and their fans ahead of the clash between the two sides this weekend.

The Manchester derby takes place on Sunday afternoon, with Erik ten Hag's side keen to continue their recent winning streak in all competitions.

United have won their last three in the Premier League and Champions League, including Tuesday's dramatic 1-0 win over Copenhagen.

City, meanwhile, went on a rare streak of three losses in four games prior to the international break, but bounced back with comfortable wins over Brighton and Young Boys.

Pep Guardiola's side are six points ahead of United heading into this weekend's clash at Old Trafford, and will go top with a win should other results involving both Tottenham and Arsenal go their way.

Prior to the match, however, Pellistri has attempted to turn up the heat with an attempted jibe at City and their fans.

He told Uruguayan journalist Martin Charquero [translation via @centredevils]: "Manchester is United. You don't see City jerseys or flags.

"Sometimes, my girlfriend and I go out to try to find them and we don't see any. Everywhere you go, there are Manchester United jerseys. I'm struck that there aren't as many City jerseys."

The 21-year-old will hope to play some part in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford, having played more of a role in the United first team squad in recent weeks.

The Uruguayan has, however, been an unused substitute for United's most recent wins over Sheffield United and Copenhagen.

He said: "Here, there is a lot of rotation. You can play one match as a starter and four as a substitute. That's something I learned.

"You always have to be ready, because with so much competitions, you will always have moments to play."

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Featured Image Credit: Getty / Manchester United

Topics: Facundo Pellistri, Manchester United, Premier League, Football, Manchester City