By this point, anyone with a vague sporting interest is aware that the first Manchester derby of the season is taking place at Old Trafford on Saturday (10 Spetember).
More than any previous derby, Manchester City’s visit to Old Trafford in the fourth round of Premier League games this season has received blanket coverage, with every angle, narrative and possibility analysed, pored over and predicted.
And it’s easy to see why; no matter what your personal footballing taste may be, there’s something for everyone here.
Like box office personality clashes and rivalries? The Mourinho-Guardiola dynamic has got you covered. Want to see the best players in the game strutting their stuff? How about Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne all sharing a pitch?
Or maybe esoteric tactical plans and chess-like strategic battles are more your bag. Well, Pep Guardiola’s positionally fluid, possession-heavy idealism versus José Mourinho’s tactically disciplined, physically imposing, counter-attacking pragmatism should be more than enough to keep you entertained for 90 minutes.
So, in short, it’s not to be missed. Here’s when, where and how you can catch it.
HOW TO WATCH
When: 12:30 UK time, 07:30 Eastern, 04:30 Pacific
Where: Old Trafford, Manchester
Television: Sky Sports 1 in the UK, NBCSN in the USA; for the rest of the world, livesoccertv has you covered
Streaming: SkyGo in the UK, NBC streaming services in the USA
This will also be our Live Thread for the game, so share your thoughts on the derby in the comments section.