Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview: How to Watch, Kick-Off Time, Team News, Predicted Lineups and Ones to Watch
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: John Stones of Manchester City celebrates with teammate Ruben Dias after scoring his team's first goal during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on January 06, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The top two sides in the Premier League come head-to-head tomorrow, as Manchester City and Manchester United clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Whilst the sides sit in first and second place respectively, there has been a significant gulf in quality between the two Manchester rivals in recent weeks.

A run of 15 consecutive Premier League victories has seen City open up a 14 point advantage over United heading into the 185th Manchester derby.

Will Ole's men bring City's record-breaking run to an end tomorrow, or will City continue on their quest for a third Premier League title in four years?

Team News

Pep Guardiola will have a near full-strength squad to select from for tomorrow's clash, with only long-term injury absence Nathan Ake unavailable for selection.

For United, there will be no Paul Pogba, Juan Mata or Phil Jones as the trio remains in the treatment room for another matchday.

There will be late fitness tests for Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial, neither of whom featured in Ole's squad for their 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

Victor Lindelof was on the bench for that goalless draw at Selhurst Park, and the Swede could be in line for a recall to the starting eleven on Sunday.

David De Gea missed Wednesday's fixture due to personal reasons, with it still unclear whether he will be back with the squad in time for the hotly anticipated clash.

Ones to Watch

Manchester City

It's been a breakthrough season for Manchester City's homegrown talent, Phil Foden.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder has been utilised as a second-half substitute during City's last two fixtures, but he could well be in line for a return to the starting lineup tomorrow.

The 'Stockport Iniesta' was the star man at Anfield as the Citizens thumped Liverpool 4-1 back in February. The City faithful will be hoping for a similarly impressive performance tomorrow.

Manchester United

As for the visitors, Bruno Fernandes will be one to keep an eye on.

The Portuguese international has been the standout man for Manchester United this season, so much so that he is the current bookmakers favourite for the PFA Player of the Year award.

But despite his impressive campaign to date, much has been made of Bruno's inability to perform to his full potential against the 'Big Six'.

Bruno's only goal contribution (goal or assist) against the big six this season came from the penalty spot as Spurs dismantled United 6-1 at Old Trafford back in October.

He'll be hoping to put an end to the conversation tomorrow as he takes to the Etihad for the first time.

Predicted Lineups

City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, Bernardo; Sterling, Foden, De Bruyne (C)

United: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire (C), Lindelof, Shaw; McTominay, Fred, Fernandes; Rashford, Greenwood, Cavani

How to Watch

This Premier League clash between Manchester City and Manchester United will kick-off at 4:30pm GMT on Sunday, March 7.

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.

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