How to watch and follow Man City v United

Thursday 29 February 2024 16:00

Erik ten Hag's Manchester United face Pep Guardiola's Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, in the Premier League.

The Reds will be looking to build upon Wednesday's hard-fought 1-0 victory away to Nottingham Forest in the Emirates FA Cup. 

Casemiro headed home Bruno Fernandes's free-kick in the closing stages to set up a mouthwatering quarter-final clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford.

City are also through to the next stage of the competition, following their 6-2 win over Luton Town at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday.  

However, attention now turns to this weekend's Manchester derby, so keep reading for information on how to follow the game, team news and more...

Part one: Press conference v Man City Video

Part one: Press conference v Man City

Press conference | Erik ten Hag previews the Manchester derby and praises Bruno Fernandes's leadership...


United's visit to the Etihad Stadium will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League for fans in the UK, with kick-off scheduled for 15:30 GMT. 

Our coverage begins at 14:25 GMT with a live pre-match show on, the United App and MUTV, featuring expert analysis from Wes Brown and John O'Shea, two former Reds defenders with plenty of experience in the Manchester derby.

We will also provide live radio commentary and regular updates via our Match Centre throughout the 90 minutes, plus extensive post-match reaction from the manager and players. 

Short highlights will be available to watch two hours after the final whistle, with extended versions viewable on demand in the early hours of Monday morning. 


Raphael Varane and Bruno Fernandes both played the full 90 minutes against Forest, after there were doubts surrounding the duo's availability for the cup clash.

However, Harry Maguire is set to miss Sunday's game, after the centre-back was ruled out of our midweek trip to the City Ground with an injury. 

Rasmus Hojlund is expected to remain sidelined with a muscle issue, while Lisandro Martinez, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Tyrell Malacia, Mason Mount and Anthony Martial are also all on the list of absentees.

For the home side, Jack Grealish may miss this weekend's encounter after the midfielder was forced off with an injury during the first half at Luton.

Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol is expected to be part of Guardiola's squad, having missed City's last six matches with a foot problem. 


Since the start of the year, United have picked up seven victories in nine matches across all competitions, including six consecutive triumphs on the road. 

Our 2-2 draw with Tottenham in January and last weekend's 2-1 defeat to Fulham, both taking place at Old Trafford, are the only two matches we have failed to win in 2024 so far.

Guardiola's side are unbeaten in the top flight since a 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa in early December, with nine victories and two draws in the 11 games that followed their visit to Villa Park. 

Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland are two of City's in-form players, as the Belgian international assisted four of the striker's five goals in their midweek cup triumph at Kenilworth Road.

Ten Hag and Guardiola will do battle on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium.


Sunday's match will be the 54th Manchester derby in the Premier League era, with the Reds triumphing on 25 occasions to City's 19, with the other nine games resulting in draws.

United will be aiming to level this campaign's head-to-head record, following our 3-0 defeat to City at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture. 

The Reds' last derby win came at the Theatre of Dreams last season, when goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford overturned Grealish's opener in a thrilling 2-1 victory.

90 in 20: United v City Video

90 in 20: United v City

90 in 20 | Watch the extended highlights of United's blood-and-thunder victory over Man City in January...


There is plenty of Premier League action to enjoy across the weekend, including six games kicking off at the traditional time of 3pm on Saturday afternoon...

Saturday 2 March

Brentford v Chelsea
Everton v West Ham
Fulham v Brighton
Newcastle v Wolves
Nottingham Forest v Liverpool 
Tottenham v Crystal Palace
Luton v Aston Villa (17:30 GMT)

Sunday 3 March

Burnley v Bournemouth (13:00 GMT)
Manchester City v United (15:30 GMT)

Monday 4 March

Sheffield United v Arsenal (20:00 GMT)

Kick-off times are 15:00 GMT unless stated otherwise. 

Classic wins at the Etihad:

  • Manchester City 0 United 2 Video

    Manchester City 0 United 2

    7 March 2021: The Reds got off to the perfect start at the Etihad Stadium and never looked back...

  • Manchester City 1 United 2 Video

    Manchester City 1 United 2

    7 December 2019: A stunning derby win away to the reigning champions, with Rashford and Martial on target...

  • Manchester City 2 United 3 Video

    Manchester City 2 United 3

    7 April 2018: Victory for City would clinch the title, but United had other ideas...

  • Manchester City 2 United 3 Video

    Manchester City 2 United 3

    9 December 2012: Watch the extended highlights of our dramatic win starring Rooney and RvP...