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Manchester City Vs Manchester United Tactical Preview: Team News, Key Men And Streaming Links

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Manchester City will entertain Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium this Sunday as both sides look to get the better of each other in the Manchester derby. Man City managed to secure a 3-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers before the international break. Similarly, Man United earned a 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol which will keep them in high spirits ahead of this game.

Manchester City vs Manchester United: Talking Tactics

Pep Guardiola will opt for a 4-3-3 formation and could ask his players to dominate the ball and engineer enough clear-cut chances to win this derby.

Erik ten Hag will set his team up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to instruct his men to keep a solid defensive shape at the back and create some decent chances on the counter.

Team News

Manchester City

Both John Stones and Kalvin Phillips will be sidelined for this game. Aymeric Laporte is also a major doubt for this derby as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

Manchester City Predicted XI

Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Dias, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva, Foden, Haaland, Grealish

Manchester United
Manchester United

Manchester United

Martin Dubravka, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are all significant concerns for this game. Moreover, Harry Maguire will definitely miss this Premier League clash due to a hamstring injury.

Manchester United Predicted XI

De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia, McTominay, Casemiro, Antony, Fernandes, Sancho, Eriksen

Key Men

Manchester City

Erling Haaland has been in a rich vein of form this season and will once again be Man City’s most potent weapon up top.

Both Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva need to have a good game if the home team want to secure a convincing win in the derby.

Manchester United

David de Gea will be expected to make a few world-class stops if Man United are to have any chance of earning something from this game. The defensive performance of Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane could go a long way in deciding the fate of this Manchester derby.

On the offensive end, Jadon Sancho will have to carry some of the goal-scoring workload for the Red Devils down the left flank, especially if Marcus Rashford fails to recover in time for this game.

Manchester City vs Manchester United: Streaming Links

Country Broadcaster
United Kingdom BT Sport, BBC Radio 5
USA USA Network
India Hotstar VIP,  JioTV, Star Sports Network
Canada fuboTV Canada
Spain Movistar+, DAZN
Italy Sky Go Italia, NOW TV
Germany Sky Sport Premier League
Australia Optus Sport
New Zealand Sky Sport NOW


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