Manchester United vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 6 November 2021
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.
The big games keep coming, and after a midweek filled with UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League action, football fans return to league play. The much anticipated return of the Manchester Derby takes place at Old Trafford this weekend in Europe’s Game of the Weekend. This match will begin at 12:30 GMT on Saturday, and the Premier League points will be determined in front of a worldwide audience. Will Man United make the most of their home advantage and win, or will Man City put pressure on Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?
Manchester United vs Manchester City Head to head :
- The latest encounter had ended in a 0-2 win for the Devils.
- They had recorded three of the former four overall wins.
- At this venue though, the guests had registered four of the last five wins.
- The visitors had scored two or more goals in four of the last six clashes at this venue.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Prediction :
As with most football derbies, especially ones played at the highest level, anything may happen. That is why their admirers adore them.
Man United won the most recent Manchester Derby and could need three more points following a terrible run of play that saw them fall down the league table. Despite the fact that they are the home team, Man United is under pressure to win.
Man City’s performance last week was awful, and the supporters will not put up with it again.
They want to see their star players step up and make a difference when the team needs them. It’s only one game and three points, but there’s a lot more on the line for Man City.
They’re playing for pride and a chance to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea to see how they react.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Team News :
United are still missing Paul Pogba, who is serving the second of a three-game domestic ban this weekend, while Raphael Varane, who suffered a hamstring injury in midweek, has been ruled out for a month.
Solskjaer may not be able to pitch the three-man rearguard that was so effective against Spurs due to Victor Lindelof’s injury, but the Swede is expected to recover.
This week, Fred, Cavani, and Mason Greenwood will all be in contention for first-team recalls, with Rashford perhaps losing out as Solskjaer makes room for the two veterans in the final third.
Meanwhile, City have already revealed that Ferran Torres will be out for at least another month, while Laporte will join Pogba on the naughty step after his red card against Palace, and Kyle Walker is a doubt due to a foot problem.
As a result, John Stones, who scored an own goal in midweek, is expected to join Ruben Dias in defense this week, while Kevin De Bruyne, who had a 15-minute cameo against Brugge, is expected to return to the starting XI.
With Sterling still without a goal against Man United after 23 outings, Foden should continue to be the main focus of City’s attack with Jesus and Jack Grealish.
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Bailly, Lindelof, Maguire; Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Fred, Shaw; Fernandes; Ronaldo, Cavani
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Jesus, Foden, Grealish