Man City vs Man Utd - Premier League: TV channel, team news, lineups and prediction

  • Second Manchester derby of the 2023/24 Premier League season takes place on Sunday
  • The two English giants are separated by 15 points ahead of the weekend
  • Man Utd have a lot of injuries to deal with at the Etihad

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Manchester City will look to make another loud statement in the Premier League title race when they host their injury-hit local rivals Manchester United on Sunday at the Etihad.

One of the biggest fixtures every season in the Premier League, the Manchester derby will be watched by millions all around the world, though the odds are stacked heavily in the home side's favour ahead of kick-off.

Both sides were in FA Cup action midweek, with Man City putting six past Luton Town and Man Utd needing a late winner to beat Nottingham Forest. The Red Devils can afford few slip-ups over the coming months if they are to qualify for the Champions League, but Erik ten Hag's squad has once again been hit by injuries to key players.

Here is 90min's preview of the Manchester derby.


What time does Man City vs Man Utd kick-off?

  • Location: Manchester, England
  • Stadium: Etihad Stadium
  • Date: Sunday 3 March
  • Kick-off Time: 15:30 GMT / 10:30 ET / 07:30 PT
  • Referee: Andy Madley
  • VAR: Stuart Attwell

Why is Man City vs Man Utd kicking off at 15:30?

Premier League matches that take place on Sundays tend to kick-off at 14:00 or 16:30 GMT, but this weekend sees the Manchester derby begin between those two times at 15:30.

The later kick-off time is considered more dangerous for fans with the increased risk of crowd trouble at such a big game and an agreement between local authorities and broadcasters to bring the match forward means there is less time for unsavoury incidents between rival supporters to take place.

The reverse fixture back in October was also moved back an hour due to safety concerns.


Man City vs Man Utd H2H Record (Last Five Games)

  • Man City: 4 wins
  • Man Utd: 1 win
  • Draws: 0

Current Form (all competitions)

Man City

Man Utd

Luton Town 2-6 Man City - 27/02/24

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Man Utd - 28/02/24

Bournemouth 0-1 Man City - 24/02/24

Man Utd 1-2 Fulham - 24/02/24

Man City 1-0 Brentford - 20/02/24

Luton Town 1-2 Man Utd - 18/02/24

Man City 1-1 Chelsea - 17/02/24

Aston Villa 1-2 Man Utd - 11/02/24

Copenhagen 1-3 Man City - 13/02/24

Man Utd 3-0 West Ham - 04/02/24


How to watch Man City vs Man Utd on TV and live stream

Country

TV channel/live stream

United Kingdom

BBC Radio 5 Live, SKY GO Extra, Sky Ultra HD, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event

United States

SiriusXM FC, Peacock

Canada

fuboTV Canada


Man City team news

Jack Grealish
Grealish limped off against Luton / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

There are only two genuine injury concerns for Man City right now.

The FA Cup win over Luton saw Jack Grealish limp off with a problem, having only just recovered from a groin issue. The England international won't feature against Man Utd, while Josko Gvardiol is still a doubt.

Even though the Croatian is "training without much pain" according to manager Pep Guardiola, one of Manuel Akanji or Nathan Ake is expected to play at left-back.


Man City predicted lineup vs Man Utd

Man City predicted lineup vs Man Utd (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji, Ake; Rodri, Stones; Silva, De Bruyne, Foden; Haaland.


Man Utd team news

Sofyan Amrabat
Amrabat may be used at left-back / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Ten Hag has been rocked by a number of recent injuries. Man Utd remain without Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Anthony Martial, Mason Mount, Tyrell Malacia and Rasmus Hojlund, while the clash with Forest threw up some fresh worries.

Bruno Fernandes played through pain on Wednesday night, while Casemiro booked United's place in the FA Cup quarter-finals with the game's only goal after recovering from a head injury suffered in the defeat to Fulham.

Given the issues at right wing with Antony and Amad Diallo not being favoured, Ten Hag could opt for a 4-3-3 which sees Fernandes move to the right.


Man Utd predicted lineup vs Man City

Man Utd predicted lineup vs Man City (4-3-3): Onana; Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Amrabat; Mainoo, Casemiro, McTominay; Fernandes, Rashford, Garnacho.


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Stay up to date with the latest Manchester United news / Visionhaus / Getty Images

Man City vs Man Utd score prediction

Man City strolled to a 3-0 victory in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford earlier this season and showed their intimidating clinical touch with the midweek thrashing of Luton.

Man Utd are in a much better place now than they were back in October 2023, but injuries may have derailed their late top-four charge for good.

With key players absent and others having to play out of position, this could be a straightforward assignment for Guardiola's side. The treble winners are almost at full strength and should take advantage of the visitors' many absentees with a comfortable win.

Prediction: Man City 3-0 Man Utd


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