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Kelechi Iheanacho hoping to impress in Manchester derby

23 October 2015, 18:54

London - Former Golden Eaglets star Kelechi Iheanacho is hoping to impress in the derby between his team, Manchester City, and their fierce rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The 19 year old netted his maiden goal in the Premier League against Crystal Palace and would have added to that solitary strike, only to see his legitimate goal disallowed last weekend against Bournemouth.

With Argentina star Sergio Aguero still undergoing rehabilitation after picking up an injury while on international duty, everything indicates that Iheanacho will be handed an opportunity this weekend by City manager, Manuel Pellegrini.

Also read: Iheanacho excited to score first EPL goal

''I haven’t thought that much about it because I’ve never played in a Manchester derby before and I don’t know what it feels like so for me, it would just be a normal game and I wouldn't play my football any differently,'' Iheanacho told his club's official website.

Manchester United pulled off one of the transfer coups of the summer market after snapping up the 19-year-old Anthony Martial from Monaco for a fee thought to be in the region of £36 million.

Kelechi Iheanacho has predicted that the teenager will cause The Citizens problems if they give him the freedom to operate.

''I think Martial is a very good striker – he’s a young lad and the same age as I am, 19. He’s very composed in front of goal and he will be a threat if we allow him time and space in the final third.

''I don’t think he has any pressure on him because all he needs to do is play football and score goals and that’s what he’s doing at the moment,'' the Flying Eagles star added.

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