Manchester United vs Manchester City go head to head in a Manchester derby this weekend that takes on a very different flavour to the last meeting between the pair in October.
- Location: Manchester, England
- Stadium: Old Trafford
- Date: Saturday 14 January
- Kick-off Time: 6 PM IST
- VAR: Michael Oliver
- Referee: Stuart Attwell
Manchester United vs Manchester City: Match Preview:
United had gone into that game off the back of a good string of results that included wins over Liverpool and Arsenal. But it was still the very early stages of the Erik ten Hag project and City were themselves unbeaten in the Premier League.
As it was, City ran riot at the Etihad Stadium. Erling Haaland and Phil Foden had each scored twice by half-time and United only came back into it once both had completed hat-tricks and it was 6-1.
But fast forward to now, United are perhaps in the best shape they have been in at any point since Sir Alex Ferguson retired 10 years ago. City, for all that they have beaten Chelsea twice in quick succession have had a few wobbles and were dreadfully poor against Southampton on Wednesday.
Bruno Fernandes will return after being suspended in the Carabao Cup and will likely also captain the side. Anthony Martial should also be back after being rested in midweek.
Raphael Varane is expected to be available, but Diogo Dalot comes into this one a minor doubt.
Donny van de Beek and Jadon Sancho remain sidelined.
Ruben Dias is the only City player missing through injury, but Pep Guardiola could wield the axe after the disappointing team performance in the Carabao Cup.
Manchester United vs Manchester City: Head to Head:
The two rivals have crossed paths 188 times in all competitions since their first-ever meeting in a non-competitive game in 1881. The hosts have historically been the better side in these games and enjoy a 77-58 lead in wins, while as many as 53 matches have ended in draws.
City have won their last three meetings against the hosts and recorded an impressive 6-3 win in the reverse fixture in October.
Man City are undefeated in 27 of their last 29 Premier League matches.
Man Utd starting 11 (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.
Man City Starting 11 (4-3-3): Ederson; Lewis, Stones, Akanji, Ake; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish.
MU vs MCI: Dream11 Predictions:
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