The name Mike Ezuruonye is a household name in the Nigeria movie industry. The actor has dazzled movie lovers with his fantastic character interpretation since his breakthrough in the mid 2000s.
An Airtel brand ambassador, Ezuruonye also loves football and his analyses of the game is excellent. The former banker turned actor speaks to Completesportsnigeria.com’s IZUCHUKWU OKOSI on his thoughts on the Super Sunday game between Manchester United and Manchester City, and also reveals his favourite team and expectations for Nigerian players.
IMPRESSION ABOUT MAN UNiTED AND MAN CITY SO FAR
Manchester City’s form so far has been awesome and I do not see them faltering. Teams can go through bad times but City have a very experienced side and are favourites for the title at this stage.
Manchester United have started well too but unlike City, they have not quite gelled and I feel that is a big factor for them. Its a new philosophy at the club.
KEY PLAYERS FOR THE CLUBS ON SUNDAY
There will be very interesting key battles to look forward to in this game and I feel Raheem Sterling and Yaya Toure will be key for Manchester City. It will be interesting to watch Toure against a Juan Mata or Wayne Rooney.
United will again count on Anthony Martial, who will come up against big defenders. City overall have a better team, and player for player.
CITY MISSING SERGIO AGUERO
Will Man City miss Sergio Aguero? Surely they will, I mean which team won’t miss a world class player like Aguero but the team still have the players to play any great side in the world and win. I expect City to carry on winning even without him unless more first team regulars also pick up injuries.It’s bad already that David Silva will miss the game, but I think they will cope.
The EPL clubs have not done badly in Europe this season. I can’t say if some teams’ inconsistent run in England has to do with their commitments in the Champions League and Europa League. But to be fair to them, that argument is valid.
SCORE PREDICTION: MAN UNITED VS MAN CITY
My prediction is that Manchester City will win this game. The goals will not be much. I am predicting a 2-1 win in favour of City. Like I said before, Raheem Sterling could be influential in this game, so I think we’ll see a goal from him. Yaya Toure will also be massive in midfield and could score. They are the players to watch if you ask me.
NIGERIAN PLAYERS IN THE EPL
Odion Ighalo has done well, wonderful goal scoring record. He will score more definitely. Mikel hasn’t played many games and it’s a concern. I want to see more Nigerian players in the EPL. I think we had more Nigerians in England before.
EZURUONYE ‘S FAVOURITE EPL TEAM
I support Arsenal and I really hope we can win a title this season. So far it’s been fine and I hope we maintain this present form and are lucky against injuries.