Man City vs Man United: Start time, team news and how to watch on TV and live stream | Football


The fierce Manchester rivals go head-to-head (Pictures: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images and Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The two Manchester giants meet at the Etihad later today with City taking on United at the Etihad.

Pep Guardiola’s team have been in imperious form this season, sitting in second place just one point behind leaders Arsenal.

Manchester United have recovered well since their disastrous 4-0 defeat against Brantford, stringing together four consecutive victories in the Premier League under Erik ten Hag.

But new-look United will be severely tested at the home of their city rivals despite a respectable record at the Etihad, who are looking well set for a third league crown in a row.

Here is your briefing ahead of the Manchester derby.

What time does Manchester City vs Manchester United start?

Manchester City vs Manchester United will take place today (Sunday, October 2).

Kick-off will be at 2pm.

Kevin De Bruyne playing for Manchester City

Manchester City will be the favourites at the Etihad (Picture: James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images)

How to watch on TV and live stream

The Manchester derby will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.

Sky customers can stream the match live on the Sky Sports website and on the Sky Go app.

Sky Q and Sky+ customers can add Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football to their existing deals for an extra £18 a month.

Live radio commentary of the game will be on BBC Radio 5 Live.

What is the team news?

The hosts will be without defender John Stones, who was withdrawn from the first half of England’s Nations League game with Germany with a hamstring injury.

Anthony Martial playing for Manchester United

Anthony Martial has been struggling with an achilles injury (Picture: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Three Lions teammate Kalvin Phillips remains sidelined with a shoulder injury, and it is not expected the midfielder will return until November at the earliest.

Manchester United are set to be without Anthony Martial for the clash at the Etihad, with the French striker struggling with an achilles injury since mid-August.

Marcus Rashford picked up a muscle strain in United’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal before the international break and is a doubt for the match, with Rashford missing England’s final two Nations League group games.

This could open the door for Cristiano Ronaldo to start having been dropped from ten Hag’s preferred XI in recent weeks.

Harry Maguire is likely to miss the match with a thigh strain sustained against Germany.

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