How to follow Man City v United live
Manchester United’s Premier League campaign is set to resume this weekend with a short trip to the Etihad Stadium for a derby with Manchester City.
The postponement of our league matches against Crystal Palace and Leeds United, plus this month’s international break, meant the Reds have only played twice in the Europa League since that victory over the Gunners.
But this weekend’s derby is the start of a busy run for Erik ten Hag’s men ahead of the winter World Cup and the first of an unprecedented nine fixtures in October.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of the game…
You can watch exclusive build-up from the east side of Manchester on Sunday afternoon via MUTV, now available on ManUtd.com and in the United App. Our pre-match show will begin at 12:55 BST and be followed by live radio commentary and post-match reaction.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the team news on ManUtd.com and the United App too when it is announced at 13:00 BST, where you will also be able to find rolling updates, in-game data and more throughout the 90 minutes.
Supporters in the UK and Ireland can watch the derby live on Sky Sports.
Erik ten Hag is set to provide an update on how the United squad is shaping up following the international break during his pre-match press conference on Friday. You can follow live coverage of that on MUTV, ManUtd.com and in the United App.
Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford both picked up injuries before the break and the boss will likely be asked about the availability of the forward pair for the derby. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Donny van de Beek have also been sidelined of late, while Harry Maguire appears to have picked up an issue while on international duty with England. Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka returned early from Slovakia's break due to a problem.
City have a similar problem with a Three Lions defender of their own, in the form of John Stones, who was substituted early in Monday’s draw with Germany. Club team-mate Kyle Walker, fit again after a muscle injury, replaced Stones in that match for Gareth Southgate’s side.
Aymeric Laporte and Kalvin Phillips have also been recent absentees, with the latter definitely ruled out for Sunday having recently undergone shoulder surgery.
Sunday’s hosts are yet to be beaten in 2022/23 and have won each of their last three matches, most recently away to Wolves in the Premier League, before the international hiatus.
United bounced back following defeat in our Europa League opener with victory last time out at Sheriff Tiraspol on matchday two in the competition. The Reds can make it five wins on the spin in the Premier League this weekend, following recent triumphs over Arsenal, Leicester City, Southampton and Liverpool.
HEAD TO HEAD
Sunday’s match will be the 51st Manchester derby in the Premier League, with United triumphing 24 times to City’s 17 (nine draws).
Our rivals unfortunately got the better of both contests last season however, winning 2-0 at Old Trafford before a 4-1 success on their home soil.
The Reds’ last win in the fixture came in the prior campaign, a 2-0 result at the Etihad Stadium thanks to a Bruno Fernandes penalty and a Luke Shaw strike. That was one of five winning displays in our last eight trips to the Blues’ home ground (one draw).
Referee: Michael Oliver.
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett.
Fourth official: David Coote.
VAR: Paul Tierney.
Assistant VAR: Adrian Holmes.
The Manchester derby is one of 10 games across a full slate of fixtures in Matchweek nine of the 2022/23 Premier League season. Here is the schedule…
SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur (12:30 BST)
Bournemouth v Brentford
Crystal Palace v Chelsea
Fulham v Newcastle United
Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion
Southampton v Everton
West Ham United v Wolves (17:30 BST)
SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER
Manchester City v UNITED (14:00 BST)
Leeds United v Aston Villa (16:30 BST)
MONDAY 3 OCTOBER
Leicester City v Nottingham Forest (20:00 BST)
All kick-offs are 15:00 BST unless stated.