Manchester United are losing sight of their local rivals Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. When the Reds travel to the Etihad on Sunday to face Pep Guardiola’s Blues, even a win would do little to breathe life into United’s short-lived title challenge. The 14 point gap between the teams may be effectively insurmountable, but pride demands that United not fall any further behind City, and at least avoid defeat in the latest edition of the Manchester derby.
In midfield, Paul Pogba and Juan Mata remain out with injury, and Donny van der Beek’s fitness is a question mark as well. Up front, Edinson Cavani returned to the side in midweek, but was not pictured with the traveling squad on Saturday. If the Uruguayan is unavailable, Dan James or Anthony Martial may deputize. Dean Henderson is set for the biggest club match of his career as he continues to fill in for David De Gea, who has left to be with his partner in Spain for the birth of their first child.
Premier League schedule
It’s a 16:30 kickoff in the UK, which translates to 11:30 AM on the east coast of the U.S. and a 8:30 AM kickoff on the west.
Premier League channel
Sky Sports Premier League or Sky Sports Main Event for those in the UK. NBCSN or Telemundo for those Stateside, depending on language preference. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
Premier League streaming
Sky GO Extra for those in the UK. In the States, you can catch the action on NBC Sports’ streaming service or on Telemundo Deportes En Vivo. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Prediction: Dean Henderson; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelöf, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred; Daniel James, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Mason Greenwood.
Update: Martial starts, Greenwood on the bench, no Cavani.
The 185th Manchester derby: coming— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 7, 2021
In the red corner... #MUFC #MCIMUN
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