IT’S derby day in Manchester as Man Utd welcome Man City to Old Trafford for a long-awaited showdown.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s men will be desperate to inflict another defeat on their cross-town rivals who went down 2-0 to Crystal Palace last time out.
- Kick-off time: 12.30pm GMT
- Man Utd XI: To follow
- Man City XI: To follow
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Ronaldo stepped up as United picked up a superb 3-0 victory at SpursCredit: AP
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
You can catch all of the action live on Sky Sports Main Event, Premier League and Ultra HD.
Coverage will start at 11.30am.
If you’re a Sky customer, stream all the drama by downloading the Sky Go app.
Non-subscribers can watch by grabbing a NOW TV pass from £9.99.
What is the team news?
Man Utd will be without Raphael Varane as he came off in the 2-2 draw with Atalanta with a hamstring problem.
Victor Lindelof should slot in, possibly into a back three with Harry Maguire and Eric Bailly.
Paul Pogba is still suspended, following his red card in the 5-0 loss to Liverpool.
Man City are also missing a player through suspension in Aymeric Laporte, who was sent off in the 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace last week.
And manager Pep Guardiola says Kyle Walker’s fitness will be monitored ahead of the clash.
“We are going to review the players, especially Kyle because he has a big kick in his foot,” he said.
BATTLE AT THE BACK
Man City have kept six clean sheets in their ten league games so far this season, while Man Utd have kept only two.
The Red Devils will be without the calming presence of Raphael Varane at the back and Victory Lindelof remains a doubt after picking up an injury in training.
It remains to be seen whether Solskjaer will stick with a back three and if he does, who will start alongside Harry Maguire.
Luke Shaw has played there in the past, as has Scott McTominay when playing for the Scottish national team.
Shaw played in a back three alongside Maguire and Lindelof in a famous 2-0 win against City in March 2020 and Solskjaer could trust him there again today.
Though Solskjaer could also revert back to his trusted 4-2-3-1 system, particularly with Edinson Cavani missing out through injury.
Hello and welcome to SunSport’s live coverage of the 186th Manchester derby at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United take on Manchester City for the first time since their 2-0 triumph at the Etihad back in March.
The Red Devils came out on top to inflict one of only six league defeats on City last season as Pep Guardiola’s side went on to lift their fifth Premier League title.
But City’s title defence has got off to a troubled start after they succumbed to a 2-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace last week.
They were also beaten 1-0 by Spurs on the opening day and find themselves in third, five points behind leaders Chelsea.
Man Utd find themselves in fifth after just one win in their last five league games.
They bounced back from a 5-0 humiliation at Old Trafford by rivals Liverpool a fortnight ago to beat Spurs in a convincing 3-0 win in North London last week.
Solskjaer will know that a win this afternoon would put his side level on points with City in the league and would relieve some of the pressure piling on top of him.
Meanwhile, City will know that anything but a win would give Liverpool and Chelsea the chance to extend their lead at the top.
Stick with us as we bring you live build up and team news in the count down to kick-off at The Theatre of Dreams at 12.30pm.
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