Manchester United vs Man City LIVE: Rivals clash in first derby of Premier League season – new kick-off time, team news and how to follow
Manchester United are set for their biggest test of the season when they host rivals Man City in a huge derby showdown this weekend.
The Red Devils are slowly building momentum following a poor start to the new campaign after securing successive Premier League wins.
Erik ten Hag’s side battled to a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United to move up eighth, six points behind neighbours City at the top.
And they continued their recent turnaround by securing a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Copenhagen in the Champions League.
Pep Guardiola’s men look equally in imperious form, having followed up their 2-1 win over Brighton by beating Young Boys 3-1 in midweek.
City secured the most recent bragging rights when they beat United in the FA Cup final, but the Red Devils have cause for optimism having won the last time the two teams met at OldTrafford.
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Man United v Man City: Date and how to follow
This Premier League clash is set for Sunday, October 29.
Kick-off at Old Trafford is scheduled for 3:30pm.
The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with their coverage set to start at 3pm.
Sky Go customers will be able to stream the action via their laptops and mobile devices.
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Alternatively, fans can purchase a one-day NOW TV membership for £11.98 or a monthly one for £34.99 a month.
talkSPORT will have live updates throughout and talkSPORT.com will be running a live blog to cover all the action as well.
To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.
You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.
Man United v Man City: Team news
The hosts are set to welcome back Casemiro after a minor injury on international duty kept him out of the win over the Blades, while he was also rested in midweek due to a suspension against Copenhagen.
But Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Sergio Reguilon and Amad Diallo are all set to be still sidelined.
Jadon Sancho remains out following his public feud with Ten Hag however youngster Kobbie Mainoo is back in training.
City have a much cleaner bill of health, with only long-term absentee Kevin De Bruyne and third goalkeeper Zack Steffen in the treatment room.
However, Manuel Akanji’s late red card against Brighton means that he will miss this game through suspension.
Man United v Man City: What has been said?
Man United fans owe Harry Maguire an apology, says talkSPORT pundit Gabby Agbonlahor.
He said on Drive: “First of all, I’d like to say that I fell that a lot of United fans owe Maguire an apology.
“I feel that what he’s been through, he’d had fans booing him, he’s been away on pre-season tours and you’ve got ‘sheep’ booing him, ‘sheep’ fans that don’t have a clue about football booing him.
“He’s got through it and said, ‘No, I’m not going to leave, I want to play for United.’ Easy for him to say, ‘OK, I’ll got to West Ham, let’s get the deal through.’
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“‘No, I’m staying here, I’m going to fight for my position,’ and look what he’s doing now. He got ‘Man of the Match’ against Sheffield United, he got an assist against Brentford, last night he scores. That’s a captain’s performance last night.”
Man United v Man City: Match stats
- Manchester City have lost their last two Premier League away games. They last lost more consecutively on the road between March and July 2020, which included a 2-0 loss at Manchester United.
- Manchester United have won their last two Premier League games, having lost four of their previous six (W2). All five of their league wins this season have been by a single goal, with four of those being won courtesy of a goal scored in the final 15 minutes.
- This will be the ninth Premier League Manchester derby played immediately after both sides have had a UEFA Champions League group stage game. Manchester City have won five of their previous eight (D2 L1), with Manchester United’s only victory coming in December 2012 (3-2 at the Etihad).
- Since the start of the 2011-12 season, Manchester City have won 13 of their 24 Premier League meetings with Manchester United (D3 L8), more than any other side in that time. Their previous 13 league wins over the Red Devils had come over a 62 game period between 1970 and 2011.
- Manchester City have won more Premier League away games against Manchester United than any other side (8), with seven of their eight wins at Old Trafford coming in their last 12 visits.
- Manchester United came from behind to win this exact fixture 2-1 last season – they’re looking to win consecutive home league games against Man City for the first time since a run of three between 2008-09 and 2010-11.
- Scott McTominay has scored three goals in his last two Premier League games, with these strikes being worth five points to Manchester United. It’s more goals than he’d netted in his previous 70 league games combined for the Red Devils (2).
- Heading into MD10, no player has scored the opening goal in more different Premier League games this season than Man City’s Julián Álvarez. Three of his four strikes this term have been the opening goal in the match, while all four have also been Man City’s first goal in the game.
- Bruno Fernandes has scored in his last two games against Manchester City – the last Man Utd player to score in three consecutive Manchester derbies in all competitions was Paul Scholes in the 2003-04 campaign.
- Only Arsene Wenger (12) has ever won more Premier League games against Manchester United than Man City boss Pep Guardiola (7). Of all managers to have faced the Red Devils at least 10 times in the competition, Guardiola is the only one to have won at least 50% of his games against them (7/14).
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