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Manchester United vs Manchester City
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 3.30pm, Sunday 29th October 2023
Venue: Old Trafford, Trafford
Referee: Paul Tierney Assistants: N Davies, S Ledger Fourth Official: C Pawson VAR: M Oliver
Odds: United 4/1, Draw 3/1, Man City 4/6
Tickets: Sold out
TV: Sky Sports
Manager: Erik Ten Hag
Squad (from): Bayindir, Heaton, Onana, Lindelof, Maguire, Reguilon, Varane, Dalot, Wan-Bissaka, Evans, Amrabat, Mount, Fernandes, Eriksen, Casemiro, Pellestri, van de Beek, Mainoo, McTominay, Mejbri, Martial, Rashford, Hojlund, Garnacho, Athony
Injured: Martinez, Malacia, Shaw, Diallo
Doubtful: Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro
Form guide: WWWLL
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Ederson, Ortega, Carson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake, Gvardiol, Lewis, Phillips, Kovacic, Grealish, Silva, Gomez, Nunes, Foden, Bobb, Haaland, Doku, Alvarez
Injured: De Bruyne
Form guide: WWLWL
Manuel Akanji is suspended after his red card against Brighton, and will miss the 180th Manchester derby. Kevin De Bruyne is the only other absentee from the City squad that will travel to Old Trafford on Sunday.
United once again go into the game as underdogs, much to Alex Ferguson's chagrin, but Pep Guardiola is expecting a tough challenge against Erik Ten Hag's side.
"United always have been - it doesn’t matter the manager - always they are a tough opponent," he said at Friday's press conference.
“The qualities of the individuals they have, the stadium, the character they have, the momentum.
“They can score goals, we know the quality they have. Always that has been and always it will be.”
City lost their last game against at Old Trafford, despite taking the lead though Jack Grealish. Overall City have won 57 of the 179 games played against the Reds, with 50 draws and 72 defeats.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Gvardiol, Rodri, Bernardo, Grealish, Foden, Alvarez, Haaland
Score prediction: United 2 City 2