United v City preview: The 182nd Manchester derby
It’s Manchester United v Manchester City for the fourth time this season, as the two crosstown rivals once again go head-to-head in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday.
It’s currently 2-1 to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side across the three previous meetings this season, although both of our victories came at the Etihad Stadium.
City came out on top in M16 in January and are seeking a fourth consecutive league win at the Theatre of Dreams.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the 182nd Manchester derby…
WHICH TV CHANNEL IS IT ON?
Sunday’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football in the UK. Prior to kick-off, subscribers to MUTV can watch all the build-up via the ‘Match Day Live’ show from 15:25 GMT, followed by live radio commentary of the game itself. Short highlights of the action will be available on ManUtd.com and the Official App two hours after full-time, and the match will be replayed in full on MUTV from 00:00 GMT on Monday and at various times throughout the day.
WHO IS THE REFEREE?
Mike Dean will take charge of Sunday’s match. The Premier League’s most experienced referee has officiated over 500 matches in the competition since 2000, as well as five Manchester derbies in all competitions. Dean will be assisted by linesmen Darren Cann and Dan Robathan, with Anthony Taylor as fourth official. Andre Marriner is responsible for VAR reviews, with Stephen Child his assistant.
League leaders Liverpool kick off the Premier League weekend as they host Bournemouth. Later in the day, Jose Mourinho’s Spurs travel to Burnley as they continue their quest for a Champions League spot. The following day, Chelsea host Everton, before the Manchester derby. Leicester City and Aston Villa close out the programme of fixtures on Monday night.
Here’s the full list of games…
SATURDAY 7 MARCH
Liverpool v Bournemouth (12:45 GMT)
Arsenal v West Ham United
Crystal Palace v Watford
Sheffield United v Norwich City
Southampton v Newcastle United
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton and Hove Albion
Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur (17:30 GMT)
SUNDAY 8 MARCH
Chelsea v Everton (14:00 GMT)
UNITED v Manchester City (16:30 GMT)
MONDAY 9 MARCH
Leicester City v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)
All kick-off times 15:00 GMT, unless stated.
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