How to watch Man City vs Manchester United – TV channel, live stream and early team news

Manchester City and Manchester United will be going in search of the local bragging rights when they meet at the Etihad Stadium for the latest chapter of the Manchester derby on Sunday afternoon.

City, who beat United 2-0 at Old Trafford back in November, will be looking to strengthen their grip at the top of the Premier League table, whilst the Reds will be aiming to bolster their top-four ambitions. United will also be going in search of their fourth successive win on City territory, following recent successes in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

City outclassed United at Old Trafford earlier this season, securing a 2-0 win thanks to an own-goal from Eric Bailly and a close-range finish from Bernardo Silva. They barely had to get out of first gear on that occasion and will be hoping for a similar outcome this time around.

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However, with the business end of the season fast approaching for both clubs, the game will almost certainly be played at a different pace and have a different feeling to it. With that said, it promises to be a must-see content and here is everything that you need to know ahead of the latest installation of this historic rivalry.

What TV channel is it on?

The contest will be screened live by Sky Sports on both their Main Event and Premier League channels. Being part of Sky’s Super Sunday coverage, the build-up to the City-United clash officially begins at 4pm on both channels, ahead of kick-off at 4:30pm, following the conclusion of Watford vs Arsenal.

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However, the overall program starts at 1pm on Sky Sports Premier League, with discussion about the derby likely to take place ahead of Arsenal’s visit to Vicarage Road getting under way. The coverage will conclude at 7:00pm on Main Event and 7:30pm on the Premier League channel.

The 2021/22 Premier League season sees 200 live games split across three broadcasters.

Sky Sports retain the rights to the bulk of those fixtures with 128 live matches. They also own rights to the Carabao Cup and several international matches. Check out the latest Sky deals here.

BT Sport hold the rights to 52 live Premier League games. They also have exclusivity of all UEFA competitions including the Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League. Check out their latest packages here, or get a £25 Monthly Pass.

Amazon’s 20 live Premier League games will return in the 2022/23 season. A handful of 21/22 season games due to take place before New Year are also still to be broadcast. Click here to start your Amazon Prime Video subscription today.

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Is there a live stream?

If you don’t have a Sky Sports subscription, you can watch the game by purchasing a NOW TV pass. You can purchase one of those for a 24-hour period, meaning you can buy one just for the derby.

Neither club, however, will broadcast the game live. However, the Manchester Evening News will have unrivaled coverage of the contest, covering every kick.

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How to watch Manchester United vs Man City from anywhere

If you’re out of the country but still want to catch up on the action, you can find online access through use of a VPN. One example of a VPN provider is NordVPN are currently offering 70% off two-year contracts and also have a 30-day money-back guarantee.

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Man City vs Manchester United odds with Grosvenor Sport

  • Manchester City – 21/50
  • Draw – 5/18
  • Man Utd – 2/15

What is the early team news?

City have been rocked by the losses of centre-backs Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake. The duo have both failed to recover from the injuries they suffered in midweek at at Peterborough United and will miss out.

Days will be sidelined for somewhere between four and six weeks. Guardiola, however, hopes Ake will be back sooner.

United, meanwhile, are poised to welcome Edinson Cavani back into contention after missing the last four matches with a groin problem. He will provide some much-needed competition up front for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Rangnick did not namecheck Scott McTominay during his pre-match press call on Friday, but he has returned to training this week, offering the Reds a timely boost. He has missed the last two games through illness.

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