A year after his ‘elbow’ incident against Pablo Zabaleta, Manchester United midfielder MarouaneFellaini expects bruising Manchester City on Sunday.
The Manchester United midfielder believes a physical approach will be key to derby success and has warned City to expect a bruising encounter.
He says Louis van Gaal’s side must ‘do everything to win’ and pile the pressure on the faltering Premier League champions.
“In England every game is like a derby, because it’s physical,” said Fellaini. “In the derby you have to be more aggressive and tougher if you want to win.
“Everything has to be within the rules, but the physical side in England is why it’s such a competitive league.”
Fellaini was involved in a flash point against City last season when appearing to elbow Zabaleta in the 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford.
He received a yellow card on the night, but avoided any further punishment from the FA, to the bemusement of his victim.