Man City vs Man Utd LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news as hosts look to close gap on table toppers Arsenal – updates | The Sun

Man City vs Man Utd LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news as hosts look to close gap on table toppers Arsenal – updates | The Sun

MANCHESTER CITY and Manchester United add another chapter to their long-standing rivalry this afternoon.

The Citizens will be determined to close the gap on Arsenal while Erik Ten Hag's men have one eye on a top four spot.

  • Start time: 2pm GMT
  • Live stream: Sky Go
  • TV channel: Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League
  • Man City XI: To follow
  • Man Utd XI: To follow


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What is the team news?

Marcus Rashford is set to hand United a huge boost with the in-form forward back in training, alongside Anthony Martial who is also available.

United captain Harry Maguire is set to be sidelined for around two weeks with a hamstring injury, which means Ten Hag will persist with the pairing of Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane.

He played on despite the issue to see out the full 90 minutes at Wembley on Monday but was later spotted limping away from the stadium.

City centre-back John Stones was forced off in the 37th minute with a hamstring injury in the Wembley draw and will miss the derby.

Though City boss Pep Guardiola says Stones could be back inside two weeks.

Guardiola said: "I think he will not be injured for five to six weeks but it will be less. Normally hamstring can be four to six weeks.

"I don't know when he will be back but maybe 10 days to two weeks hopefully."

  • Nyle Smith

    Ten Hag's comments on Haaland

    Erik Ten Hag revealed that he had spoken to Jadon Sancho about his former Borussia Dortmund teammate Erling Haaland.

    But the Manchester United boss kept his cards close to his chest with his plan on stopping Haaland.

    I like Haaland's attitude. How he is on the pitch. He is direct, his life is about goals and he is direct to the goal of the opponent.

    "He can also create goals, but once again, I respect him, but for us on Sunday we are not playing against Haaland, we are playing against Man City and for us, it's not about Man City. It is about us and them being an opponent.

    Erik Ten Hag

  • Nyle Smith

    History in the making

    Kevin de Bruyne has already proved to be a handful for Manchester United in seasons gone by.

    But the addition of Erling Haaland makes things ten times harder for the Red Devils.

    Haaland, 22, is on course to break TEN records this season which includes, most goals in a Premier League season and the goal record across the top-five European leagues.

    The City talisman is also chasing Jamie Vardy's record of netting in eleven consecutive matches but United will be determined to stop that this afternoon.

  • Nyle Smith

    De Bruyne's delightful double

    Kevin de Bruyne's two goals inspired Manchester City to a 4-1 victory over their local rivals last season.

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  • Nyle Smith

    On the last episode

    It was a day to forget for United when these two Manchester giants last clashed earlier on this year as City stormed to an emphatic 4-1 win.

    Kevin de Bruyne opened the scoring with only five minutes gone on the clock but Jadon Sancho grabbed a well executed equaliser.

    However, De Bruyne refused to give United any hope of a turnaround as the Belgian talisman netted his second on the 28th minute.

    And then Riyad Mahrez arrived on the scene with a sublime second half brace to seal all three points for the Citizens.

  • Nyle Smith

    Here is the current standings

    Arsenal's 3-1 win over bitter North London rivals Spurs yesterday means that Manchester City can only close the gap to a point with a win today.

    While three points for Manchester United would see them jump above high-flying Brighton into the top four.

  • Nyle Smith

    Welcome to Manchester City vs Manchester United

    Good afternoon football lovers, I hope everyone is staying safe and wrapping up as the summery months are well and truly behind us.

    Thankfully, the Premier League has spoiled us with ANOTHER fiery derby this weekend and with due to both teams current good form, it really could go either way.

    Erik Ten Hag's rejuvenated Manchester United side take a short trip across the city where they'll be taking on reigning champions Manchester City at the Etihad.

    United seem to have recovered from their nightmare start to the season having won their last three consecutive league fixtures – including a 3-1 victory over table toppers Arsenal.

    While Pep Guardiola's men are the only team who remain unbeaten this season and with goal machine Erling Haaland up-top, they aren't showing any signs of slowing down.

    Most expectations is that the hosts will come out on top today but this is football, you just never know what can happen.

    Stay tuned people because coming up we will have any latest gossip, injury updates and the starting line-ups all before kick-off at 2pm UK time.

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