How to follow Man City v United

Thursday 03 March 2022 09:00

Ralf Rangnick's Reds will make the short trip to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday to face Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in the Premier League.

United will be aiming to kick off March by getting back to winning ways, following the goalless draw with Watford last time out. 

It's the first of three mouth-watering clashes this month, prior to the international break in a couple of weeks' time, with a league fixture against Tottenham Hotspur and a Champions League last-16 second leg versus Atletico Madrid to come. 

Sunday's game will be the 187th Manchester derby in history and, here, we've rounded up all the key information that you need...


The game is set to be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, with coverage starting half an hour before the 16:30 GMT kick-off.

If you want a more extensive build-up, watch MUTV's live broadcast from 15:25 GMT, featuring unrivalled build-up, live radio commentary and exclusive post-match reaction. 

Fans can also follow our live updates in the United App and on, where you can find in-game data, interactive polls, exclusive imagery and the best of social media. 


Edinson Cavani (groin injury) and Scott McTominay (illness) missed last Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Watford, but we know from Wednesday's training session that the latter is now back on the pitches at Carrington. Ralf Rangnick should provide a more detailed explanation on the pair's current situation, and news of the squad, during his pre-match press conference on Friday. An exact time for that is still TBC.

For the hosts, Guardiola has two fresh injury concerns to deal with at centre-back. Both Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake had to be substituted due to problems during the Blues' 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round victory at Peterborough on Tuesday, with the City boss saying after the match that "Nathan finished bad in the action when he got the yellow card and Ruben was not feeling good in his leg. That's why, for caution and to be alert, we made the substitutions." It remains to be seen whether the defensive duo will be available for the game.

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According to OPTA says

Since Ralf Rangnick took charge, only City (34) and Liverpool (29) have earned more points than our 26. Our eight-match run without defeat is also the longest current sequence in the top flight (W4 D4).


City have bounced back from a home defeat to Tottenham a little over a week ago with back-to-back wins over Everton and Peterborough. Our crosstown rivals occupy top spot in the Premier League, with that loss against Spurs their only defeat in the competition since losing to Crystal Palace back on 30 October.

United were held by Watford last Saturday, three days on from a more positive draw away to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. The Reds have only lost the one league game in this calendar year and will put an unbeaten away record under Rangnick on the line in east Manchester this Sunday.

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According to the Premier League says

United are looking to win four consecutive matches in all competitions at City for the first time since between November 1993 and November 2000.


In the last five meetings between the two sides, the honours are even, with two wins each and a draw. However, United have come away with the points on each of our last three league visits to the Etihad Stadium, and been victorious in four of the last five meetings at the Blues' home across all competitions. 

City did win the reverse fixture 2-0 earlier this season, though, so the Reds will be looking to make sure that doesn't become an unwanted double on Sunday.


Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Simon Bennett, Scott Ledger 
Fourth official: Andy Madley 
VAR: Stuart Attwell
Assistant VAR: Darren Cann

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The Manchester derby is one of 13 Matchweek 28 fixtures in the Premier League over the coming days, with three rearranged games also slotting into this round's schedule. Here are all of the games to be played...


Leicester City v Leeds United (12:30 GMT)
Aston Villa v Southampton
Burnley v Chelsea
Newcastle United v Brighton & Hove Albion
Norwich City v Brentford
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v West Ham United (17:30 GMT)


Watford v Arsenal (14:00 GMT)
Manchester City v UNITED (16:30 GMT)


Tottenham Hotspur v Everton (20:00 GMT)


Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford (19:30 GMT)
Southampton v Newcastle United (19:30 GMT)
Leeds United v Aston Villa (19:45 GMT)

All kick-offs are 15:00 GMT unless stated.