The 189th Manchester derby takes place at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime when Manchester United play host to fierce rivals Manchester City in an intriguing Premier League showdown.
The Red Devils will be seeking revenge after suffering a humbling 6-3 defeat against the Citizens at the Etihad Stadium in October.
United are currently on an eight-match winning streak in all competitions, and Erik ten Hag will no doubt be hoping his players can extend that run to nine against our local rivals.
City, meanwhile, suffered their first defeat since the post-World Cup restart when they were knocked out of the Carabao Cup, losing 2-0 away to Southampton.
Ten Hag has confirmed that Man United right-back Diogo Dalot is “not available” for Saturday’s derby due to a hamstring problem, while Donny van de Beek has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury. Axel Tuanzebe is also sidelined through injury.
Jadon Sancho is unlikely to feature as he continues his individual fitness program, but the Red Devils are able to welcome back Bruno Fernandes, who missed the win over Charlton due to suspension, and the playmaker is expected to join Casemiro and Christian Eriksen in midfield.
Rashford, who has scored in all six of United’s games since the World Cup break, is poised for a recall to the first XI along with Raphael Varane – who was rested in midweek – and Luke Shaw, with Alejandro Garnacho, Harry Maguire and Tyrell Malacia all set to drop to the substitutes’ bench.
While Ten Hag has confirmed that a winter-window move for Wout Weghorst is “close” to completion, the Dutch striker will not be registered in time for kickoff on Saturday; Anthony Martial is therefore expected to lead the line from the start as long as he passes a late fitness test.
Premier League Schedule
It’s a 12:30 PM kickoff in the UK, which translates to 7:30 AM on the east coast of the U.S.
Premier League Channel
Those in the UK will need Sky Sports Premier League or the accompanying streaming services such as Sky Ultra to watch the game. Those Stateside can only watch the game on the USA network or one of the NBC Sports streaming services. For Spanish language coverage head to the NBC Universo channel. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
Premier League Streaming
The Sky Ultra, Sky Sports Main Event, or Sky Go Extra App is the place to be if you’re in the UK. In the States, you can watch the game on the NBC sports streaming app or go to the NBC sports website. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Manchester United possible starting lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial