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

The first Manchester derby of the season takes place on Sunday with the champions Manchester City travelling to Old Trafford.

Manchester United recorded two nervy victories in the last week, edging past Sheffield United thanks to a Diogo Dalot strike.

That was followed up by a 1-0 Champions League win at home to FC Copenhagen, with Andre Onana saving a last minute penalty.

Manchester City eased to a 3-1 win away at Young Boys in the same competition, with Erling Haaland scoring twice.

Haaland was among the scorers domestically as well as City edged past Brighton 2-1 to temporarily go top of the Premier League.

Premier League form: Manchester United W3 D0 L2; Manchester City W3 D0 L2
Premier League top scorers
Manchester United – Scott McTominay 3 goals
Manchester City – Erling Haaland 9 goals

Match history
Both sides won the home meeting in the league last season, with United controversially coming from a goal down to win at Old Trafford.

Manchester City hit six past United at the Etihad and also beat their closest rivals in the FA Cup final.

Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester United 2 Manchester City 1 – 14/01/23
Manchester City 6 Manchester United 3 – 02/10/22
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

Team news
Casemiro has missed Manchester United’s last two matches but he should return to the XI here.

Harry Maguire has done well in recent matches and will likely continue ahead of Victor Lindelof.

Manuel Akanji was sent off in the win over Brighton last week and is suspended for the trip to Old Trafford.

Most of the side picks itself here, with the big call on the left-flank, with Jeremy Doku favourite to start ahead of Jack Grealish.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): Onana; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Reguilon; McTominay, Casemiro; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund
Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Gvardiol; Rodri, Silva; Foden, Alvarez, Doku; Haaland


Result: Manchester City
Manchester United have been all over the place most of the campaign and have already lost more times at Old Trafford than they did last season

Correct Score: 1-2
Usually is goals in this fixture and you’ve got to back them here again

Anytime Goalscorer: Erling Haaland
His record in the away games against big opposition isn’t great, but it’s hard to look past the best striker in the league

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