Man Utd vs Man City LIVE: Ten Hag fields makeshift back-four against Treble-winning rivals ahead of huge match – latest | The Sun

IT'S derby day as Manchester United host their noisy neighbours Manchester City in a thrilling Premier League contest – and Erik ten Hag has gone with a makeshift back-four.

The Red Devils go into this game off the back of three consecutive wins – most recently beating Copenhagen in a dramatic Champions League match.

And that sets it up to be an entertaining derby as Pep Guardiola's men returned to winning ways on Wednesday against Young Boys.

  • Kick-off time: 3:30pm GMT
  • Live stream: NOW TV
  • TV channel: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League
  • Man Utd XI: Onana; Lindelof, Evans, Maguire, Dalot; McTominay, Amrabat; Fernandes, Eriksen, Rashford; Hojlund
  • Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones; Gvardiol; Silva, Rodri; Foden, Alvarez, Grealish; Haaland
  • Explainer: Why is the game kicking off at 3:30pm GMT?

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  • By Lloyd Canfield

    Milestone for Grealish

    It is a big day for Jack Grealish, as he is set to make his 100th appearance for the club today.

    He comes back into the side for Jeremy Doku, the young Belgian winger who has been excellent since he joined.

    Jack Grealish makes his 100th appearance for Man City todayCredit: Via X – @ManCity
  • By Lloyd Canfield

    Leading the way

    There is no denying that Erling Haaland is a superstar, and probably the best striker in the world.

    He tops the Premier League scoring charts so far this season, and is yet to really even hit his stride.

    A goal or three for him today could be huge for his season.

    The top scorers in the Premier League this season
  • By Lloyd Canfield

    Remembering Sir Bobby Charlton

    You may never have seen Sir Bobby Charlton play, but you will know his name.

    One of the finest English players to ever touch the hallowed turf, he was a sensational dribbler and finisher, winning a World Cup in his magnificent career.

    Today he will be remembered before the game at Old Trafford, and lots of fans have been paying tribute before the game…

    Tributes have been laid outside Old Trafford for Sir Bobby CharltonCredit: Getty
  • By Lloyd Canfield

    What are the odds?

    As we said, this is not an easy one to bet on, but we have all of the odds for you from Betfair for this game.

    • Man Utd – 4/1
    • Draw – 31/10
    • Man City – 8/13

    Odds are correct at time of publishing, courtesy of Betfair, please gamble responsibly.

    Who is gonna win it?

    Manchester derbies are never easy to call, and this one is no different.

    We are going to predict a 0-2 win to Manchester City away from home, as United have been struggling to score goals, and Man City will be eager to impress.

    You can have your say below, who do you think will win it?

    Man Utd's starting XI

    This is how Man Utd line up for the Manchester Derby.

    Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans start in the heart of defence.

    Eriksen starts too after his influential Champions League showing in the week.

    Manchester City starting XI

    It looks like a full strength line up for Manchester City today.

    Jack Grealish is back in the side on the left wing, with Foden on the right.

    John Stones is back in his auxiliary midfield role too.

    Dimitar Berbatov has his say

    One of the best first touches in Premier League history, a Bulgarian and Manchester United hero, Dimitar Berbatov has been speaking to Betfair ahead of today's Manchester Derby.

    He predicted a 1-1 draw today, and this is what he had to say…

    “It doesn't make any difference (where the match is played), in my opinion, because City can play well anywhere they go.

    “But again, if United don't correct their mistakes which we see in most games – in some games they get away with it because the opposition doesn't have the quality to punish them – they will suffer and they will lose against City.

    “I hope they will be smart and concentrated against City and that they don't make mistakes. That's the vital part. If you do, you suffer.

    “United won the game last year, yes. Sometimes you play against a big team and even if you don't play well and the opposition outplay you, you can still win. This is how football works sometimes and you are surprised about it.

    “But as I say, be clever, concentrate and make no mistakes. To be honest, I'd go more towards a draw in this game."

    Last time they met

    Last time these two sides met, it was the FA Cup final at the end of last season.

    We saw two quickfire goals from German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan that day, as he scored the fastest goal in FA Cup final history.

    United were able to get one back through a Bruno Fernandes penalty after handball was given against Jack Grealish, but they were not able to push on and get an equaliser.

    There is no Gundogan in the modern day Manchester City, so we may well see a very different game today.

    • By Lloyd Canfield

      Welcome to Man Utd vs Man City!

      Good afternoon and welcome to SunSport's live blog of Manchester United vs Manchester City, a huge Manchester Derby for both sides.

      Manchester City will be expecting to win it, considering United's poor form, but on these big occasions you never know how the game will go.

      There is a six-point gap between the two sides, with City placing third, and United down in ninth.

      A win for the latter, and they could jump up to sixth in the table ahead of Newcastle.

      However the game transpires, we are sure it will be a cracker, and we hope you settle in with us to enjoy it!

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