Man City Vs Man United
English Premier League (EPL) giants, Manchester City and Man United will confront each other at the Etihad on Sunday in a match that in several ways has become a high-stakes fixture for both teams.
Newsbreak.ng reports that five points separate champions City and United ahead of the season’s first meeting between the rivals, but coach Erik Ten Hag’s side have a game in hand.
City have five wins and two draws from their seven fixtures so far this season, giving them a total of 17 points. After losing their opening two games, United have won their past four to give them 12 points from six matches.
Of the previous 187 Manchester derbies, City have won 57 times, United 77 and there have been 53 draws. The previous meeting finished 4-1 to City at the Etihad in March.
The two prestigious clubs meet in a fixture that is renowned as one of the biggest rivalries in English football.
Man United Team News
Martin Dubravka was forced to withdraw from the Slovakia squad due to injury, while Harry Maguire was clearly limping at the end of England’s exciting 3-3 draw with Germany at Wembley.
Scott McTominay missed Scotland’s group-winning draw against Ukraine but that was due to suspension and he has been back in training at Carrington already.
Strikers Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have been out injured and United await updates from Ten Hag on the pair during Friday’s press conference to preview the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo was charged by the Football Association following an alleged incident at the end of last season’s league game at Everton, but is set to be available for the derby.
Donny van de Beek has had a knock and, again, United said they will see if there is any report on his current situation.
Man City Team News
John Stones looks set to miss out after suffering a hamstring problem while on England duty.
The defender has been operating at right-back this term but his absence could be partially offset by the return of Aymeric Laporte, who is reportedly close to a comeback after a lay-off with a knee injury.
Kalvin Phillips is definitely sidelined after shoulder surgery.
Man City vs Man United Kick-Off Time
2 PM West African Time (WAT) on Sunday, October 2.
Man City vs Man United: Where To Watch EPL Star Match Live
In the United Kingdom (UK), the fixture will be shown on both Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), fans will be able to view the fixture on beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
The USA will broadcast the game on NBC, and for those viewing in the Indian subcontinent, the match will be on Star Sports Select HD 1 and Star Sports 3 Asia.
Nigeria-based football fans can watch via SuperSport’s SS PL or SS Football.