Manchester City vs. Manchester United: Premier League – Match Preview

The first Manchester season of the derby takes place on Sunday as Manchester United travel to local rivals Manchester City.

Manchester City continued their fine start to the season with a comfortable 3-0 win over Wolves last weekend.

Erling Haaland was again among the goals, with Jack Grealish and Phil Foden also scoring for the champions.

Manchester United didn’t have a league fixture due to the cancellation of their match with Leeds United.

They have played twice in the Europa League since their last league game, losing to Real Sociedad before a comfortable win away to Sheriff.

Premier League form: Manchester City W3 D2 L0; Manchester United W4 D0 L1
Premier League top scorers

Manchester City – Erling Haaland 11 goals
Manchester United – Marcus Rashford 3 goals

Match history
Manchester City recorded two easy wins in the fixtures last season, including a 4-1 win at the Etihad.

Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez both scored twice, with Jadon Sancho finding the net for United against his former employers.

Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester City 4 Manchester United 1 – 06/03/22
Manchester United 0 Manchester City 2 – 06/11/21
Manchester City 0 Manchester United 2 – 07/03/21
Manchester United 0 Manchester City 0 – 12/12/20
Manchester United 2 Manchester City 0 – 08/03/20

Team news
John Stones is a doubt for City having sustained an injury whilst on international duty.

Kyle Walker will likely come in for Stones in what will be the only change from the win over Wolves.

Marcus Rashford missed United’s last two games, but is expected to return here, meaning Cristiano Ronaldo will again have to make do with a spot on the bench.

Another big call is whether to include Casemiro ahead of Scott McTominay.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji, Cancelo; Rodri, Bernardo, De Bruyne; Foden, Haaland, Grealish
Manchester United (4-3-3): De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes; Antony, Rashford, Sancho


Result: Manchester City
Manchester United have improved under Erik ten Haag; however it’s hard to look past a home win here

Correct Score: 3-1
Manchester City scored six goals in the two wins over United last term, an average of three per game

Anytime Goalscorer: Erling Haaland
11 goals in seven Premier League matches, need we say more

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin


Exclusive to new customers

Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365

T & Cs Apply

Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. #AD

Bet £10 Get £30 in free bets

New customers who register, deposit & bet via Mobile only, min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets credited as 2 X £15 (30 day expiry), free bet/player/payment method/country restrictions apply. *By entering the Promo code in the box above you agree to the full terms and conditions of this promotion. #AD



18+ New UK+IRE customers. PayPal and certain deposit and bet types excluded. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply

Bet £10 Get £30 in FREE Bets + £10 Casino Bonus


Deposit using promo code: 30F

Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F – A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market – Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) – Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days – Free bet stakes not included in returns – Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Deposit methods, Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. #AD

Currently No Offer


Latest Posts