This is according to Michael Owen, who believes in Pep The team Guardiola will claim the glory rights of Sunday in the Premier League derby.
Manchester United have won their last two games against Bournemouth and Juventus.
Even Jose Mourinho's men have passed the slow start to beat Newcastle and draw in Chelsea last month.
The positive results have pushed Mourinho away from the abyss, but the former Red Devils striker Owen fears a bad result in the initial 45 minutes against Manchester City would cost them dear.
BetVictor : "The celebrations for the city title had to be put on ice when Manchester went from two goals to win 3-2 at Etihad in the spring, and I expect to see both sides find the back in the Manchester derby on Sunday
"United can not afford to come out of the blocks slowly this weekend, and I think it will be Pep Guardiola's team to win the last game before the international break. "
Remember the best scorer of all time Sergio Aguero, who was an unused substitute in the 6-0 victory against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday
Kevin de Bruyne, Eliaquim Mangala and Claudio Bravo are absent long-term.
Romelu Lukaku could return to action for United.
The 25-year-old missed the trips to Bournemouth and Juventus with a problem with the biceps femoris, but will be evaluated while the attacker increases the training.
Diogo Dalot came out with an injury during the international break, while captain Antonio Valencia is back in contention having traveled to Turin.
Mourinho and Guardiola will close the horns for the twenty-second time in their career in the Sunday derby.
The town of Guardiola hosts the United of Mourinho in the last chapter of their gripping and sometimes bitter rivalry of decades
Starsport traces five of their memorable previous battles.
Inter 3-1 Barcelona (28 April 2010)
Mourinho's first win over Guardiola, on the third attempt, came in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final and was one of the most important moments of his career. After going 1-0 to an early goal from Pedro, Inter won a thriller with strikes by Wesley Sneijder, Maicon and Diego Milito. Barça could not win the 1-0 home game and Mourinho continued to win the trophy by beating Bayern Munich in the final
Barcelona 5-0 Real Madrid (29 November 2010)
Guardiola got his revenge in the first Clour of Mourinho with Lionel Messi running the show. The Argentine and Xavi have simply tore apart the Real. David Villa scored two goals, both with the exquisite passages of Messi, while Xavi, Pedro and Jeffran went on target. C & # 39 was also a red card by Sergio Ramos to enjoy the recovery when Barcelona overtook its rivals at the summit of La Liga.
Barcelona 3-2 Real Madrid (Aug 17, 2011)
A controversial, bitter final of the Spanish Super Cup with a Messi winner and a bad fight that saw Mourinho appearing to try to put his finger in the eyes of the Barcelona assistant coach Tito Vilanova. Karim Benzema equalized the 4-4 aggregate eight minutes from time, but Messi scored a volley in the 88th minute before the hell broke loose, with red cards for Marcelo, Mesut Ozil and David Villa.
Bayern Munich 2-2 Chelsea (30 August 2013)
The rivals were renewed after both leaders left Spain in the UEFA Super Cup final. Mourinho's Chelsea led Fernando Torres and Eden Hazard twice, but he was recovered by Franck Ribery and, at the end of extra time, Javier Martinez. Nine penalties were successfully converted in the clashes before Manuel Neuer kept out the effort of Romelu Lukaku to secure another trophy for Guardiola.
Manchester City 2 Manchester United 3 (7 April 2018)
United played an extraordinary recovery in the derby in the second half to get from two goals and delay the celebrations for the title of Guardiola. City, knowing the victory over the rivals, would confirm them as champions, brought at half time by Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gudogan. But United was not in the mood to be a guest at the City party and Paul Pogba scored two goals in two minutes before Chris Smalling's sprint completed the dramatic turnaround.