Published On: Sun, Mar 8th, 2020

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MAN UTD vs MAN CITY

Manchester City were without playmaker Kevin De Bruyne for their derby against rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.

With the second leg of their Champions League tie against Real Madrid coming up next week, City decided not to risk the Belgian, who landed awkwardly on his shoulder in the Carabao Cup final last Sunday.

De Bruyne did not even make the bench but Wembley man of the match Phil Foden was handed a starting place. Ederson returned in goal and Joao Cancelo was preferred to Kyle Walker at right-back.

United made seven changes from Thursday’s FA Cup win against Derby.

Harry Maguire recovered from an ankle injury to skipper the side at Old Trafford, where Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James also overcame knocks to start.

  • Manchester United are looking to complete a Premier League double over Manchester City for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired
  • Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has scored nine goals in all competitions in Manchester derbies
  • Manchester United could lose four consecutive home games against City in all competitions for only the second time in their history
  • Manchester City City have never lost a Premier League game in March under Pep Guardiola

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams, James, Matic, Fred, Shaw, Fernandes, Martial.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Rodri, Gundogan, B Silva, Foden, Sterling, Aguero.

Starting XI

Manchester City were without playmaker Kevin De Bruyne for their derby against rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.

With the second leg of their Champions League tie against Real Madrid coming up next week, City decided not to risk the Belgian, who landed awkwardly on his shoulder in the Carabao Cup final last Sunday.

De Bruyne did not even make the bench but Wembley man of the match Phil Foden was handed a starting place. Ederson returned in goal and Joao Cancelo was preferred to Kyle Walker at right-back.

United made seven changes from Thursday’s FA Cup win against Derby.

Harry Maguire recovered from an ankle injury to skipper the side at Old Trafford, where Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James also overcame knocks to start.

Manchester United: de Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Wan Bissaka, Matic Fred, Williams, Bruno Fernandes, James, Martial.

Subs: Bailly Mata, Romero, Ighalo, Greenwood, Tuanzebe, McTominay.

Manchester City: Ederson, Joao Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho Zinchenko, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Gundogan, Foden, Aguero Sterling.

Subs: Bravo, Walker, Gabriel Jesus, Silva, Mendy Mahrez, Garcia.

Referee: Mike Dean

Afternoon…

Hello folks and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Manchester United vs Manchester City at Old Trafford.

Reigning champions Manchester City are the closest side to runaway leaders Liverpool and won their third Carabao Cup in a row last weekend.

They return to league action against local rivals Manchester United on Sunday, with recent history firmly in favour of Pep Guardiola’s men.

City will make the short hop to the Old Trafford knowing that six of the last seven Manchester derbies have been won by the away side – with United’s last home victory in the fixture coming

I’m just finish the updates from Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Everton, but will be here soon to guide you through the all-important derby. Team news on the way…



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