Erik ten Hag‘s side enters this clash with their bitter rivals on the back of consecutive wins, including an emotional night at Sheffield United and a victory against FC Copenhagen, thanks to the heroics of Harry Maguire and Andre Onana.
This match signifies a significant step up in opposition for United, as they face Pep Guardiola’s treble-winning Manchester City, who defeated them in last season’s FA Cup final at Wembley.
United emerged victorious in the last meeting between these teams at Old Trafford, staging a dramatic comeback. City will be seeking revenge as they attempt to close the gap to Tottenham and Arsenal in the Premier League table.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Manchester derby. Get the latest odds and tips for the derby here.
When is Manchester United vs Manchester City?
The match will kick off at the unusual time of 3:30pm GMT on Sunday 30 October at Old Trafford, Manchester.
Why is the match starting one hour earlier than usual?
The standout fixture of the weekend is typically played at 4:30pm on Sunday, but both clubs agreed to move the fixture to 3:30pm, according to a statement by Manchester United. This change was made after consulting the clubs, broadcaster, and local authorities.
Due to this time change, the earlier Premier League fixture between West Ham and Everton, which will also be televised on Sky Sports, has been rescheduled for a 1:00pm kick off.
How can I watch it?
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting at 3pm. Subscribers can also stream the game on Sky Go and Now TV.
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What is the team news?
Casemiro is doubtful for United due to an ankle injury that kept him out of last weekend’s win against Sheffield United. Aaron Wan-Bissaka has returned to training, but Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, and Jadon Sancho are still unavailable for selection. City will be without defender Manuel Akanji due to a late red card in their last match, while Kevin De Bruyne is their only injury concern.
Manchester United: Onana; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Reguilon; Amrabat, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Antony; Hojlund
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Ake; Rodri, Bernardo; Foden, Alvarez, Grealish; Haaland
See all Man United vs Man City odds here.
Manchester United 1-3 Manchester City
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