Man City welcome fierce rivals Man United to the Etihad on Sunday for the most recent instalment of the Manchester derby.
They enter the weekend because the Premier League’s high two, however the hosts are miles forward of United, cruising in the direction of the title with a 14-point cushion.
Pep Guardiola’s males have received their final 21 video games in all competitions, whereas United have drawn their most up-to-date three fixtures 0-0.
Nonetheless, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer additionally has a file to guard, with the Crimson Devils unbeaten of their final 21 away matches within the top-flight.
Manchester City vs Manchester United: Find out how to watch
The match is going down on the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, March 7 and can kick-off at 4.30pm.
This sport is being broadcast on Sky Sports activities Foremost Occasion and Sky Sports activities Premier League.
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Manchester City vs Manchester United: Staff information
Guardiola has a fully-fit squad accessible for Sunday’s derby.
Defender Nathan Ake is again in competition after recovering from a muscular drawback, that means that the Premier League leaders now haven’t any gamers within the remedy room.
Dean Henderson is anticipated to begin for United as soon as once more after David De Gea was granted permission to return to Spain for the start of his youngster.
Solskjaer expects him to be again quickly however couldn’t give a timeframe as Henderson prepares to line up in Sunday’s robust journey to relentless runaway leaders.
Juan Mata and Phil Jones will probably be lacking on the Etihad Stadium, the place Solskjaer is ‘nonetheless hoping to get one or two again’.
Donny Van De Beek was absent for the journey to Palace with an unspecified harm, whereas Anthony Martial missed out after sustaining a knee criticism in coaching on Monday and Paul Pogba has been out with a thigh challenge.
Manchester City vs Manchester United: Match stats
- Man City have misplaced three of their final 5 residence league video games in opposition to Manchester United (D1 L1), together with a 1-2 defeat final season. They’ve not misplaced consecutive residence league video games in opposition to Man Utd since April 2010.
- Manchester United wish to win three consecutive away video games in all competitions in opposition to Manchester City for the primary time since a run of 4 between November 1993 and November 2000.
- Manchester City have saved a clear sheet in each of their conferences with Manchester United this season (0-Zero Premier League, 2-Zero League Cup). The final staff to file three shutouts in opposition to the Crimson Devils inside a single season was Arsenal in 1998-99.
- Manchester City are unbeaten in 28 video games in all competitions – in the event that they keep away from defeat right here they may set a brand new membership file for video games with out defeat. The Residents have additionally received every of their final 21 matches, the third ever longest run in all competitions amongst groups within the huge 5 European leagues.
- Manchester United have drawn their final three matches goalless in all competitions – they’ve by no means drawn 4 in a row goalless, whereas the final Premier League aspect to take action was Spurs again in February 2001.
- Manchester City haven’t trailed for a single minute in any of their final 19 Premier League video games – in the event that they don’t fall behind on this sport it is going to be a brand new file within the competitors’s historical past (Arsenal additionally 19 between Dec 1998-Might 1999).
- Manchester United are unbeaten in 21 away Premier League matches (W13 D8) – in top-flight historical past, solely Arsenal have had an extended away unbeaten run, going 23 with out defeat between August 2001 and September 2002 and 27 with out defeat between April 2003 and September 2004.
- Ole Gunnar Solskjær might change into the primary supervisor in Manchester United’s historical past to win every of his first three away conferences in all competitions with Manchester City.
- Manchester United’s Anthony Martial has scored away within the Premier League in opposition to Man City in each 2018-19 and 2019-20. Solely Wayne Rooney (4) and Eric Cantona (3) have scored in additional away Manchester derbies for the Crimson Devils within the Premier League, with solely Cantona doing so in three consecutive appearances.
- Man City’s Sergio Agüero has scored 9 objectives in 16 Manchester derbies in all competitions. Nonetheless, eight of these 9 objectives got here in his first eight conferences with the Crimson Devils, with the Argentine netting only one in his earlier eight in opposition to them.