Date confirmed for Manchester derby & other March Premier League fixtures for Manchester United and Man City

Several changes to United’s and City’s fixtures have been confirmed.

The date has been confirmed for the second Manchester derby of the season, with Manchester United now set to play at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on Sunday 6 March in the Premier League.

The 187th Manchester derby will kick-off at 4:30pm and be shown live on in the UK on Sky Sports.

This isn’t the only game to be affected by TV coverage. United’s Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion - originally meant to occur on 18 December, but was called off due to positive Covid-19 cases - will now take place on Tuesday 15 February, with kick-off set for 8:15pm.

Manchester City won the last meeting 2-0. Credit: Getty.
Manchester City won the last meeting 2-0. Credit: Getty.
Manchester City won the last meeting 2-0. Credit: Getty.

Another change to the schedule is the club’s home match with Tottenham Hotspur. This will now happen on 12 March, with a 5:30pm kick-off.

Eight days later United will travel to rivals Liverpool in the league for a 4:30pm kick-off - both games will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

However, the date of the latter fixture will be altered if either of the sides reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

In terms of City, they have one other schedule change due to TV coverage - their trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace.

The Blues will now take on Patrick Vieira’s side on Monday 14 March, with kick-off set for 8pm and it will be shown on Sky Sports.

United fixture changes

Tue 15 Feb: Brighton (H) 8:15pm

Sun 6 Mar: Manchester City (A) 4:30pm

Sat 12 Mar: Tottenham (H) 5:30pm

Sun 20 Mar: Liverpool (A) 4:30 pm*

* Fixture subject to involvement in the FA Cup sixth round.

City fixture changes

Sun 6 Mar: Manchester United (H) 4:30pm

Mon 14 Mar: Crystal Palace (A) 8pm