Manchester United and Manchester City face each other for the fourth time this season with Sunday’s game taking place at Old Trafford. United have won 2 of 3 games for far.
Both teams made their way into the FA Cup quarter-finals in midweek, both claiming comfortable wins over Championship opposition.
Mike Dean will be the referee and it will be Dean’s sixth Manchester derby, where he has handed out 25 yellow cards and one red card. A lot of United fans are not very happy about Mike Deann and they expect a yellow card festival.
Manchester United news
Ole Gunnar Soskjaer is facing a huge problem with Harry Maguire, he is a doubt for Manchester derby after he was ruled out of the FA Cup clash against Derby Country.
Speaking ahead of the Derby, Solskjaer confirmed:
“I had a word with him before training yesterday that I’m not going to rest him. But then he rolled his ankle in training. He had to stay at home and hopefully he’ll be OK for the weekend but I’m not sure.”
Manchester City news
After 4 wins in a row, Pep Guardiola is very positive before the match against Manchester United.
The most important thing for Citizens is that Sergio Aguero is fit and available for Manchester derby. The Argentine has scored 22 goals in 28 appearances this season across all competitions, and there were fears that he could be facing a spell on the sidelines, despite him suggesting he was “fine” after the match.
History of Manchester Derby
The first meeting between the two teams occurred on 12 November 1881, when St. Mark’s (West Gorton) who would later become Manchester City, hosted Newton Heath LYR later known as Manchester United. The game finished 3–0 for Manchester United.
The first meeting between the clubs to take place at the highest level of English football occurred in December 1906, a 3–0 City win in a First Division match.
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