Man Utd v Man City: live stream, TV details, how to watch, injury and team news

It’s the biggest match in town as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola once again lock horns in the Manchester derby.

Luke Shaw and Kevin De Bruyne compete for the ball in the Manchester derby. Credit: Getty.

Manchester United host local rivals Manchester City on Saturday in what is set to be one of the biggest Premier League matches of the season.

The Manchester derby, which kicks off at 12:30 pm, pits two sides together who have been in mixed form of late. For United, they again had to rely on Cristiano Ronaldo during the week as the Red Devils twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Atalanta in the Champions League.

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They also comfortably beat Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, but the club are still rocked from that 5-0 humiliation against Liverpool a few weeks ago.

Cristiano Ronaldo bailed Manchester United out again last time against Atalanta. Credit: Getty.

As for City, they put four past Club Brugge on Wednesday and now look in prime position to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League. But the Premier League champions haven’t always been at their fluid best of late and lost to West Ham United and Crystal Palace last week.

The sides head into the derby three points apart in the Premier League, with City in third place, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are fifth in the table. Somewhat surprisingly, the Norwegian has a better record in clashes against Pep Guardiola.

The United boss has won four of his eight meetings with the Catalan, while Guardiola has beaten Solskjaer three times and there has been just a solitary draw.

What’s the latest team news?

Raphael Varane is missing for United, the club confirmed on Wednesday night, after he was withdrawn with an injury during the draw with Atalanta.

The Red Devils do have a slight problem at the back with Victor Lindelof also a doubt for the game, while Solskjaer must decide whether to stick with a back three or revert to a 4-2-3-1 shape.

Raphael Varane will miss the Manchester derby through injury.

Should he opt for the extra centre-back, Luke Shaw could deputise in the middle and Alex Telles is an option at left-wing-back. After an impressive display in Bergamo, Eric Bailly is likely to play at Old Trafford.

Fred could also come in to the centre of the park with Paul Pogba missing through suspension, while Edinson Cavani is likely to start if Solskjaer deploys a 3-5-2 system.

As for the visitors, Aymeric Laporte is unavailable after his red card against Crystal Palace last week, meaning John Stones and Ruben Dias will likely start at the heart of defence. The latter sat out the win over Brugge, with Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus also starting the game on the bench.

Kyle Walker was replaced late on at the Etihad and Guardiola admitted the full-back has a slight problem in his foot and will need to be assessed in the week.

Kyle Walker is a doubt for Manchester City with a foot injury. Credit: Getty.

The City manager also withdrew Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva in midweek, potentially to give them extra time to recover for the derby.

Predicted line-ups

Manchester United (3-4-1-2): De Gea; Lindelof, Bailly, Maguire; Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Fred, Shaw; Fernandes; Ronaldo, Cavani.

Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; Rodri, Silva, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Jesus, Foden.

Is the match on TV?

The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League. The pre-match build-up will start at 11:30am and can be streamed on the go via the Sky Go app.

How can I watch highlights?

The Sky Sports app and YouTube channel are the best place to see the main moments from the game, and both United and City’s websites will have the highlights two hours after the game ends.

As always, Match of the Day will show all of Saturday’s highlights and starts at 10:25pm on BBC One this Saturday.