Whilst it is true that Derby havenâ€™t won in five games in the Championship, this is a side that if they can string a tidy run of wins together will being playing Premier football again next season. Derby County were last playing top flight football in the 07-08 season, a season where they ceremoniously went down with 11 points, conceding 89 goals in the process.
Where to start with Manchester United. The abject pace at United approach football tactically. The discontent from the stands after the Southampton defeat. Louis Van Gaal has admitted that a defeat to Derby could see the Dutchman moving on to pastures new and early retirement. A blessing in disguise? Perhaps, but would Giggs want to step up to the breach once more after another failed post-Fergie manager? He surely must be sceptical with this current United squad.
For Derby County, the tide is changing and against this very stagnant Manchester United side, a potential upset is certainly on the cards at the iPro Stadium.