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Manchester City v Manchester United: Preview, Team News and Prediction

The derby is here and City want it blue.

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Manchester United v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

The Premier League rolls on! Manchester City’s game Saturday is the Manchester Derby v Man United. Red v Blue, Pep v Ole.

A match filled with plenty of story lines as both teams battle injuries and match congestion. There is plenty to discuss.

Venue: Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England

Time and Date: Saturday, 11 December 2020 kick off at 5.30 pm (UK), 12.30 pm (EST)

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Assistants: Lee Betts, Constantine Hatzidakis

Fourth official: Craig Pawson

VAR: Paul Tierney

Assistant VAR: Ian Hussin

TV Info: SKY Sports (UK), NBCSN (USA), DAZN (Canada)

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City come into the game on the back of a five-match unbeaten run in all competitions. Tey have won three out of five in the Premier League and sit seventh in the table, with 18 points from ten games.

United are one point and one place above and have won four consecutive games in the league. However, they suffered a 3-2 defeat to RB Leipzig in their previous fixture, which saw them knocked out of the Champions League in the group stage.

Team News

Pep Guardiola will have an absence in Eric Garcia and a questionable status for Ilkay Gundogan.

Defender Phil Jones is out and Edinson Cavani is questionable will for United.


An interesting managerial duel, Pep v Ole is experience vs novice. Ole has had the Catalan’s number recently so something will have to give. I do think City’s quality in midfield will be the difference. Along with a greatly improved defense.

Manchester City 2-0 Manchester United