It’s only the eleventh game of the English Premier League’s 38-game season, but Saturday’s Manchester derby has important implications for both sides. Manchester United know they can catch up to their city rivals in the standings with a win, while Manchester City will not want to lose any more ground to Chelsea and Liverpool given their impressive runs so far.
Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to have saved his job later a 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur Other a 2-2 Champions League match at Atalanta . These results coincided with the move to a more robust 3-5-2 tactician, which he had to abandon in Italy due to a forced replacement due to injury. But Cristiano Ronaldo still saved the day with two goals, including a draw with time limit (9 goals in 11 games).
In the last few days it has been a mixed bag for Man City and Pep Guardiola. The League Cup elimination against West Ham was followed by a shocking 2-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace in the Premier League, five points behind leaders Chelsea. However, the team scored a convincing 4-1 midweek win against Club Brugge in the Champions League to get back on track.
While bookmakers favor Manchester City’s entry into this season’s first derby, it is worth noting that Manchester United are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games (3-0-1) against the Citizens dating back to December 2019. this time around the Red Devils have Ronaldo, who was rumored to be in Manchester City’s sights last summer.
Sporting News is following the Manchester derby live, providing live scores updates, comments and highlights.
Live scores Manchester United vs. Manchester City
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7:11: Remember those reports from Ronaldo to Man City last summer?
6:58: Kevin De Bruyne on coach Pep Guardiola:
6:45 am: Much will be done for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s stats against Pep Guardiola (4W-3P-1N in eight games) if Man United manage to stay undefeated for their fifth consecutive league match:
6:11: A few highlights to get the juices flowing early in the morning (if you’re a Red Devils fan):
The line-ups of Manchester United-Manchester City
The two big absences for Man United are the suspended Paul Pogba and the injured Raphael Varane (hamstring), who came out of the midweek match against Atalanta and stopped for a month. Victor Lindelof was in doubt after missing the match with Atalanta, but starts from a central three-way defensive line. Mason Greenwood is the third different striker to team up with Ronaldo this week after Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford.
Manchester United starting lineup (3-5-2, left to right): 1-David de Gea-GK – 5-Harry Maguire (c), 2-Victor Lindelof, 3-Eric Bailly – 23-Luke Shaw, 17-Fred, 39-Scott McTominay, 18-Bruno Fernandes, 29-Aaron Wan- Bissaka – 7-Cristiano Ronaldo, 11-Mason Greenwood
On the Manchester United bench (9): 26-Dean Henderson-GK, 20-Diogo Dalot, 27-Alex Telles, 34-Donny van de Beek, 31-Nemanja Matic, 14-Jesse Lingard, 10-Marcus Rashford, 25-Jadon Sancho, 21-Edinson Cavani
Jack Grealish starts his first Manchester derby on the bench. John Stones is back in place of the suspended Aymeric Laporte. Kyle Walker was replaced in the midweek match against Club Brugge with a blow to the foot, recovering in time for the match. Forward Ferran Torres is still out with a long injury.
Manchester City starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 31-Ederson-GK – 27-Joao Cancelo, 5-John Stones, 3-Ruben Dias, 2-Kyle Walker – 20-Bernardo Silva, 16-Rodri, 8-Ilkay Gundogan (c) – 47-Phil Foden, 9- Gabriel Jesus, 17-Kevin De Bruyne
On the Manchester City bench (9): 13-Zack Steffen-GK, 33-Scott Carson-GK, 6-Nathan Ake, 11-Oleksandr Zinchenko, 80-Cole Palmer, 25-Fernandinho, 26-Riyad Mahrez, 7-Raheem Sterling, 10-Jack Grealish
How to watch Manchester United versus Manchester City
- Date: Saturday 6 November
- Weather: 8:30 am ET
- TV channels: NBCSN
- Spanish language TV: Telemundo, Universe
- Streaming: fuboTV , DAZN (CA)
The Old Trafford match will be broadcast in English (NBCSN) and Spanish (Telemundo, Universo) in the United States.
All three of these channels can be streamed fuboTV , that offers a 7-day free trial for new users . In Canada, the English Premier League is available exclusively, live and on demand, on DAZN . And DAZN offers new customers a free 30-day trial period.