Manchester derby: Where to watch, kick-off time and team news

The Manchester Derby takes place this Sunday at the Etihad Stadium.

Victory for Manchester City could take them 17 points clear at the top of the Premier League, with a further 10 games to play.

United, meanwhile, are looking for their first goal in over 270 minutes of football, having recorded three consecutive goalless draws.

The game kicks off at 4:30pm (UK time).

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the clash – including team news, where to watch and more:

Form

City go into the Derby in the midst of a 21-game winning run in all competitions, dating back to their 1-0 victory over Southampton in December.

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They most recently defeated Wolves 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium. Leander Dendoncker’s first half own goal opened the scoring for the Citizens, before Conor Coady equalised for the visitors on 61 minutes.

Second half goals from Gabriel Jesus (x2) and Riyad Mahrez sealed the win for City.

United are unbeaten in 10 games in all competitions, although four of their last five Premier League matches have resulted in draws.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side most recently played out a stalemate against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday evening.

Team news

Dean Henderson will keep his place in goal for Sunday’s clash. Image Credit: Getty

City defender Nathan Ake has been out since December with a muscle injury, but Pep Guardiola said earlier this week that he was set to return to full training.

The Citizens currently have no other injury concerns.

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United boss Solskjaer has revealed that David de Gea has returned to Spain to attend the birth of his first child, meaning Dean Henderson will again deputise in goal on Sunday.

Anthony Martial, Juan Mata, Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek all missed the draw with Palace through injury, with Solskjaer hopeful that “one or two” can be welcomed back for the Derby.

He told United’s official website: “We’re still hoping to get one or two back of course.

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“We can’t promise any of them being available that weren’t in the last game against Palace.”

Phil Jones remains a long-term injury absentee.

Where can I watch the Manchester derby?

The Manchester Derby will be broadcast live in the UK and Ireland on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Ultra HD and Sky GO.

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Radio commentary will be available via BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Manchester (UK only).

Viewers in the United States can watch the match on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, with radio commentary broadcast on SiriusXM FC.

Match officials

The Manchester Derby will be officiated by match referee Anthony Taylor.

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He has refereed the Derby on two occasions – most recently in December 2019, when United won 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

His assistants are Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn, whilst Mike Dean is fourth official. Dean has stood in the centre circle for the Derby on six previous occasions in all competitions.

Paul Tierney will be sat in the VAR chair, with Harry Lennard as his assistant.

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Featured Image Credit: Getty