As it happened: Man United 0-2 Man City
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14:5522 days ago

Thank you!

Thank you for joining the live blog today. That concludes our coverage on Manchester United vs Manchester City which ended 2-0 to the visitors. 

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14:3522 days ago

Man of the match

Joao Cancelo was no doubt the man of the match for City. With two fantastic assists today.


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Manchester City were dominant throughout!


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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer look away now!


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The game ends with a chorus of boos from the Old Trafford crowd. Manchester City were in cruise control, questions will be asked of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer once again. 
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92' Doesn't make for good reading


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90' 4 minutes to play

The referee has added 4 minutes of added time. Fans are emptying out of Old Trafford.
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89' City are seeing this out

Manchester City have been so comfortable in the second half, keeping possession at will. United are committing frustrated fouls here.
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85' Another chance for City!

From a corner, Rodri heads it down to Stones, the English defender swivels and shoots from about 8 yards out but his shot is wide. 5 minutes to play.
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81' Big chance for City

United are caught on the counter-attack again. De Bruyne plays the ball to Foden on the left, he's running into the box and his shot goes just wide of the far post.
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79' Final substitution for United

Donny van de Beek is coming on! Fred is coming off and the Stretford End is signing Van de Beek's name.
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72' Luke Shaw can't continue!

After trying to carry on, Shaw will not continue and will be replaced by Alex Telles.
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67' Luke Shaw down injured

Luke Shaw after contesting with Rodri has taken a blow to the head. Alex Telles is warming up, but Shaw looks set to carry on.
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65' Substitution for United

Marcus Rashford is coming on for United, Mason Greenwood is replaced. 25 minutes to go!
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61' Chance for City

Phil Foden from the left-hand side after a pass from Kevin De Bruyne whips in a dangerous cross and is dealt with by Victor Lindelof heading out for a corner, which is cleared.
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59' Half Chance for United

Mason Greenwood cuts in from the right-hand side, takes a shot with his left foot from 30 yards out, the ball trickles wide. 0-2
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55' Substitutes warming up for United

Donny van de Beek is warming up for Manchester United. Could we see the Dutchman for the last half an hour?
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52' Bruno Fernandes is in some discomfort

Bruno Fernandes seems to be holding his back in some pain but will carry on.
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49' More of the same from City

Manchester City have started the second half like they did the first. Dominating with the ball, United have switched to a back four and are hoping for a change in fortunes in the second half.
13:3523 days ago

The second half kicks off!

Manchester United kick off the second half, will we see an inspiring comeback from the red devils? Eric Bailly makes way for Jadon Sancho.
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Jadon Sancho is coming on!

Jadon Sancho looks to be coming on for the second half, will the England international score against his former team? The second half is coming up!

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Roy Keane is not happy!


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Half-time 2-0 to City!

Lot of work to do for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as at halftime it's 2-0 to Manchester City.
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GOAL! 2-0 to City

Bernardo Silva makes it two! After Bernardo switches the ball to Joao Cancelo, the Portuguese whips in a good cross to the back post and Silva is there to poke in! 2-0!
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De Gea keeping United in it

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34' De Gea saves again!

City have United on the ropes here. This time a Kevin De Bruyne effort from the right-hand side is saved by De Gea. And from the corner, De Gea again saves this time from a Joao Cancelo effort! 0-1
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Phil Foden is released down the left-hand side, after terrible defending from Wan Bissaka. The Englishman hits a low cross, De Bruyne's effort is blocked and the follow up by Jesus is kept out by David De Gea.
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25' CLOSE! Ronaldo nearly equalises!

Manchester United are finally playing! Luke Shaw from the left-hand side, delivers a cross to Cristiano Ronaldo, the ball bounces before reaching Ronaldo, the Portuguese striker volleys it and forces a good save out of Ederson. 0-1
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22' Gary Neville is not happy with Bruno Fernandes


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United's issues at the back continue!

Only Newcastle United (13) and Watford (11) have conceded more goals at home in the Premier League this season than Manchester United (10). Worrying stat for the red devils.
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14' United are struggling!

It's been one-way traffic so far, City are pressing high up the pitch, United are struggling to get out of their own half. Poor start from the team in red. 0-1
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6' Eric Bailly OWN GOAL!

Manchester City lead in the Manchester derby, through a bizarre own goal. a Cancelo cross from the left is sliced into his own net by Eric Bailly, a bizarre goal.
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5' Early chance for United!

After Cristiano Ronaldo won a free kick on the left-hand side. From the free-kick, Luke Shaw puts in a good cross into the box towards Harry Maguire but his header is wide. 0-0
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2' Man United 0-0 Man City

Unsurprisingly Manchester City are dominating possession in the opening stages but it remains 0-0.
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The players take the knee and Michael Oliver gets the Manchester derby underway!
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The teams are coming out!

Manchester United and Manchester City players have emerged from the tunnel. The atmosphere is fantastic, kick-off is fast approaching.
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United players warming up

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Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw talking ahead of the Manchester derby. Both players have been in poor form recently, will that change today?

12:1523 days ago

15 minutes to go...

The Manchester Derby is 15 minutes away from starting. Grab your popcorn, and get ready for a game of huge importance for both sides. We will keep you covered at, in what promises to be a great game.
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Pep Guardiola on Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish is on the bench today for Manchester City, Guardiola says it's simply a tactical decision and he wanted a left-footer on the left side. Will Grealish make an impact off the bench?

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks to MUTV about team selection


11:3423 days ago

Manchester City XI is in!

Gabriel Jesus comes in for Manchester City with Jack Grealish on the bench. Unsurprisingly Ruben Dias comes back into the starting XI after being rested midweek.

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Manchester United XI is in!

The United team is in. Once again it's a five at the back with Lindelof making the squad. Mason Greenwood partners Cristiano Ronaldo up front for United, with Edinson Cavani not in the squad.

11:0423 days ago

Victor Lindelof spotted with United squad

According to the Manchester Evening News, Victor Lindelof is with the United squad despite being a doubt with injury.

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Just under two hours to go...

The excitement is building with just under two hours until kick-off, be sure to stick with for all the latest on Manchester United vs Manchester City. Team news will be with you in just under an hour.

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What time does the Manchester derby kick-off across the world?

India: 18:00

South Africa: 14:30

Australia: 23:30

Asia: 21:30

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What are the managers saying? (Pep Guardiola)

Pep Guardiola on Cristiano Ronaldo: “He will score goals all his life, he will be 75, maybe retired but he would play at his own BBQ and score goals. Cristiano belongs to Manchester United, United belong to Cristiano Ronaldo."

Pep Guardiola on Manchester United: "They do what they've done week by week, have the ability to win games. Man United, what should I say. A good team with quality, last season wasn't bad. What we have done in the #PL, similar we prepare well this afternoon."


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What are the managers saying? (Ole Gunnar Solskjaer)

Solskjaer said: "We've moved on from that one [Liverpool loss], of course, it's gonna be in the history books but we've had a good week, good results away from home, different games, we've got to go in this game believing we can do good things."

Solskjaer when asked about the Manchester Derby said: "It's a special one, the last time we had a Manchester derby with fans in the stadium the atmosphere was electric, everyone will still remember that one more than dark moments we had."

02:1223 days ago

Key player to look out for

Joao Cancelo will no doubt be key for Manchester City at Old Trafford. The marauding full-back contributed 3 assists in midweek during City's 4-1 win over Club Brugge in the UEFA Champions League.

02:0723 days ago

Key player to look out for

The key player for Manchester United is a fairly obvious one. Cristiano Ronaldo is in electric form, to the surprise of absolutely nobody and will be hoping to continue his good run on Saturday.

02:0223 days ago

Remembering a memorable derby day strike.

A memorable goal from a memorable game back in 2020, courtesy of Scott Mctominay!

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Manchester City predicted XI

After City's comfortable 4-1 win over Club Brugge in the week, it may well be a near enough unchanged team.

Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo; Mahrez, Foden, Grealish

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Possible XI for Manchester United

With the injuries and suspensions United have, it could be a similar team to how they lined up in the week against Atalanta

Predicted XI:

De Gea; Wan Bissaka, Maguire, Bailly, Shaw, Telles; Fred, Mctominay, Fernandes; Ronaldo, Cavani.

01:4723 days ago

Manchester City: Team news

Manchester City have a relatively fully fit squad, with the one exception being forward Ferran Torres. Kyle Walker is also a slight doubt, after picking up a foot injury in the week.
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The referee for the Manchester derby

The referee for Manchester United vs Manchester City will be Michael Oliver. The assistant referees will be Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett. At Stockley Park, Darren England will be the Video Assistant Referee, Dan Robathan will be alongside him as an assistant.
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Manchester United: Team News

Raphael Varane will miss the Manchester derby with a hamstring issue which will rule him out for 3-4 weeks.

Paul Pogba is suspended for the game, he is currently serving a three-match ban, for his sending off against Liverpool.

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Manchester City looking to bounce back.

Pep Guardiola will be hoping for a response from his team after last Saturday's disappointing 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace.
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Manchester United's poor form coming into the game.

Manchester United have won just 5 games out of their last 12 in all competitions, going into this game. With manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under pressure to turn things around.
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Kick-off time

Manchester United vs Manchester City will kick off at 12:30 BST. The game will be played at Old Trafford in front of 76,000 fans.
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