How to watch and follow United v City

Thursday 12 January 2023 07:00

Manchester United will lock horns with Manchester City for the 189th Manchester derby on Saturday, with the Reds looking to take bragging rights and close the current four-point gap between the sides in the Premier League table.

United are currently on an eight-match winning streak in all competitions, and Erik ten Hag will no doubt be hoping his players can extend that run to nine against our local rivals.

City, meanwhile, suffered their first defeat since the post-World Cup restart when they were knocked out of the Carabao Cup, losing 2-0 away to Southampton.

Ahead of what is sure to be an exciting encounter, here are the key talking points, the latest team news, live coverage information and more…

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Our clash with City will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 in the UK, with kick-off at Old Trafford scheduled for 12:30 GMT.

MUTV will also provide exclusive build-up and post-match reaction, along with further must-see content being available on and in the United App.

Our pre-match coverage will start at 11:25 GMT, and will be followed by live radio commentary during the 90 minutes.


Two-minute highlights of the game will be available from 17:15 GMT, with longer videos - including the full match - being published at midnight.


Bruno Fernandes will be available for United again, following his suspension for the Carabao Cup quarter-final win over Charlton. Donny van de Beek is ruled out through injury.

Diogo Dalot was forced to leave the action during the first half of that clash against Charlton, but Erik said post-match that his withdrawal was a precautionary measure. Raphael Varane and Anthony Martial were absent from the squad for that win over the Addicks, but Ten Hag confirmed the duo were rested and will be back for the derby.

The boss could give further team news updates in his pre-match press conference on Friday, which will be shown on MUTV, and the United App.

Pep Guardiola is currently without centre-back Ruben Dias due to a hamstring injury he picked up at the World Cup. Other than that, the Blues make the short trip to Old Trafford with a full-strength squad.

Key players Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland were initially rested as subs for the midweek Carabao Cup tie at Southampton but both came on in the second half as City strived in vain to avoid a shock defeat.

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United’s derby record is still vastly superior with 77 wins to City's 58 while there have been 53 draws between the Manchester clubs.

However, the Blues have won the last three meetings, since the Reds emerged victorious from the Etihad Stadium with a 2-0 scoreline back in March 2021. Fernandes and Luke Shaw scored that day, and both could start again this Saturday.

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Ten Hag's men enter this fixture on a terrific run of form, winning the last eight matches in all competitions and scoring in every game since the 0-0 draw with Newcastle United in October.

Couple the team's form with the individual performances of Marcus Rashford, and it’s easy to see why Reds supporters are feeling more confident about this derby than previous ones.

Marcus’s brace against Charlton in the Carabao Cup quarter-final took his tally to 15 goals this season so far, and extended his run of consecutive Old Trafford matches in which he has scored to eight.

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All 20 top-flight sides have fixtures across the weekend, with another derby taking place in North London on Sunday.


Aston Villa v Leeds (20:00 GMT)


City v UNITED (12:30 GMT)
Wolves v West Ham
Nottingham Forest v Leicester City
Brighton v Liverpool
Everton v Southampton
Brentford v Bournemouth (17:30 GMT)


Chelsea v Crystal Palace (14:00 GMT)
Newcastle v Fulham (14:00 GMT)
Spurs v Arsenal (16:30 GMT)

All matches kick off at 15:00 GMT unless stated.