Manchester United will take on arch-rivals Manchester City on the road in Sunday’s Premier League derby.
The Red Devils faced disappointment at the weekend with a goalless draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Despite the result, they remain second on the table but are 12 points adrift of the Cityzens, who are on a stunning 20-match winning streak.
Both teams will be in midweek action before the derby and United will be aiming to return to winning ways ahead of the contest.
In league terms, the Red Devils are unbeaten in the last three meetings with two wins and one draw.
The reverse fixture at Old Trafford ended 0-0 in December. It was the fifth goalless draw between the sides in the Premier League era.
Anthony Martial has been struggling for form this term but has impressed against the Cityzens with three goals in his previous three league starts.
Sergio Aguero has obviously been United’s main nemesis in the derby and he has bagged eight goals from 13 league meetings.
The Red Devils will be without the services of Paul Pogba (thigh), Juan Mata (unknown) and Phil Jones (fitness), but Edinson Cavani should return for the derby following a calf problem.
The Cityzens don’t have any major injury concerns to deal with. Nathan Ake remains the only absentee. The Dutchman is working on his fitness after a hamstring injury lay-off.
Where to watch the Manchester derby live?
The Manchester derby is always one of the most-anticipated games in the calender and if you’re whether you’re watching football on tv or streaming it online, there will be plenty of options for you to see the game worldwide.
In the UK, Sky Sports are set to telecast the derby while viewers in the United States can watch the game through NBC.
Supersport and BeIN Sports share the broadcasting rights in Africa while Star Sports and Disney + Hotstar will telecast the game in India.
There are also some popular free streaming sites on the internet to watch the Mancunian rivals in action against each other.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Fred, Scott McTominay; Daniel James, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson Moraes; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo; Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan; Riyad Mahrez, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling.
United’s league record against the ‘Big Six’ has been hugely disappointing this term and they have picked up only five points from seven meetings. This has included four successive 0-0 draws where they have provided limited attacking threat to the opposition.
The Cityzens are the in-form side in Europe at the moment and their defensive displays have drastically improved since the arrival of Dias in the summer. While they will be favourites heading into the derby, United will want to cease their winning momentum and it won’t come as a surprise if they set out to play for a point at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City 0-0 Manchester United
Stats from Transfermarkt.com and 11v11.com
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