Clash of the titans as United and City hope to boost their chances of a top 4 finish
Team News, Predictions, Previews, Live free streams and Starting Line-ups for Manchester City vs Man United.
Man United will be desperate to get three points as they clash with their noisy neighbours Manchester City on Thursday night.
The Red Devils are currently sat in fifth place, with games in hand on the teams above them. A top four spot is still a very real possibility and although Jose Mourinho has seemingly prioritised the Europa League in the hope of getting into the Champions League that way, they’ll still be eager for a good result to help them in their pursuit of a top four place, and of course, pride is at stake. Manchester City took all 3 points in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in September, so United will be out for revenge.
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When is Manchester City vs Man United?
The game is this Thursday, 27th April, 8pm kickoff (UK time). It will broadcast live on Sky Sports.
Alternatively, you can watch the match for free here
Manchester City vs Man United Key Stats
Bad news City fans – Man United are undefeated in their last 23 Premier League matches! It’s a fantastic run for the Red Devils which continued with their win away at Burnley at the weekend. They’ll be coming into this game on a massive high, confident that they can beat anybody.
Regardless of the club’s chase of the Europa League, this is a big derby game United will be desperate to win.
Manchester City vs Man United Predicted Line-Ups
Chris Smalling will still be out, with the defender only expected to return to the Man United first-team fold in May. Juan Mata and Phil Jones will also remain sidelined, as will Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who, after his injury, has possibly played his last game for the club.
For City, there were concerns about David Silva and Sergio Aguero after both came off injured in the FA Cup semi final defeat to Arsenal, but there were reports yesterday that both were involved in light training and will be available to start. Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus could also be in contention to make a return after recovering from his broken foot sooner than expected.
Manchester United predicted line-up vs Man United: Bravo, Zabaleta, Kompany, Stones, Clichy, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, De Bruyne, Silva, Sane, Aguero
Man United predicted line-up vs Manchester City: De Gea, Valencia, Rojo, Bailly, Shaw, Carrick, Herrera, Pogba, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Lingard.
Manchester City suffered a poor result at the weekend, losing in extra-time to Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals. They will be looking to bounce back. Their key player is Sergio Aguero, he’s a danger-man who got a goal at Wembley on Sunday.
Ander Herrera (Man United) – The midfielder has had a top season, doing well and working hard in the middle of Man United’s midfield. He put in a show-stealing performance against league leaders Chelsea over Easter and he’ll be hoping to carry that good form over into this game, he’s United’s key man for this one. Can he mark De Bruyne or Silva out of the game as effectively as he did to Hazard vs Chelsea?
Manchester City vs Man United SS Prediction
Manchester City vs Man United Score Prediction: A 1-1 draw!
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