The Manchester derby is one of the most watched matches in all of football and the first of the Premier League season is here.
Manchester United visit rivals Manchester City today (Sunday 2 October) as the away side look to close the gap on the title holders and go sixth in the table into this game.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s City go into the game in second place, four points behind Arsenal with a game in hand and will be looking to cement their reputation as title favorites.
City are unbeaten in the league so far this season, most recently getting past Wolves in a 3-0 away win, while Erik ten Hags United have won their last four games in a row, beating Arsenal 3-1 in their last home game before it went on mixed fortunes over two European ties.
Here’s everything you need to know.
When is it?
The Manchester derby kicks off at 14:00 BST on Sunday 2 October at the Etihad Stadium.
How can I view it?
The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event, with subscribers also able to stream the action live on the broadcaster’s Sky Go app and website.
What’s new from the team?
John Stones will not feature for Man City after picking up an injury in this week’s England-Germany tie. The only other likely absence for City will be Stones’ fellow defender Aymeric Laporte, although the centre-back appears close to a return to the pitch.
Meanwhile, United manager Ten Hag had this to say on Friday (September 30): “The situation is that Harry Maguire is injured. I think for the rest we have some doubts about Anthony Martial but he’s been training with the group all week so I’m really happy with this situation. [Marcus] Rashford is back in training, we’re happy with that too and by the way only long-term injuries like Axel Tuanzebe and Brandon Williams.”
Manchester City: Ederson; Wanderer, Akanji, Dias, Cancelo; Rodri, Silva, DeBruyne; Foden, Haaland, Grealisch.
Man United: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; McTominay, Eriksen, Fernandes; Antony, Rashford, Sancho.
Manchester City – 1/3
Tie – 9/2
Man United – 7/1
Man United turned around their form just in time for this big game but City’s class should trump that, as the saying goes. Manchester City 3-1 Man United.
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