Man United vs Man City — Where and when to watch this evening’s Manchester derby
Manchester United host cross-town rivals Manchester City tonight in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final. Our guide tells you everything you need to know to watch the Man United vs Man City game on any device, wherever you are.
City have fallen so far behind league leaders, Liverpool, that Pep Guardiola was forced to admit their title hopes are pretty much dead in the water. That makes tonight’s League Cup showdown all the more important, as both sides hunt for a trophy.
Man United vs Man City kick-off time
The game kicks off at 8pm GMT this evening, at Old Trafford.
Man United vs Man City TV channel
The game is being broadcast by Sky Sports and will be available on Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD.
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How to live stream Man United vs Man City − even if you’re not in the UK
Sky customers can stream the game via the Sky Go app. Simply download the app and sign in with your Sky ID.
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Man United vs Man City match preview
Just last month Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United beat City at the Etihad Stadium. A Marcus Rashford penalty, awarded by VAR, put the reds in front before Anthony Martial twisted and turned past the City defence to bag a second.
Nicolas Otamendi scored from a corner to put the pressure on United but the reds held on and took all three points.
This time around United are looking particularly fragile. They struggled in a 0-0 draw with wolves at the weekend, registering no shots on target, and were handily beaten by Arsenal last Wednesday. The game finished 2-0 at The Emirates.
The squad have been hit hard by illness and injury, with Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay all doubts for this evening’s game. The United manager said he was unsure as to exactly who would be available, in his news conference yesterday.
Manchester City meanwhile, are coming into this game off the back of three straight wins. That said, the blues are not at the top of their game in terms of consistency, as the league table, and the growing gap between City and the top spot, shows us.
Both Manchester teams aren’t currently on track to meet their goals for the season, but the derby always stokes up enthusiasm in players and fans alike. While the Carabao Cup isn’t necessarily the most important cup competition for either team to worry about, it is a chance to bag some silverware. After all, there may not be too many chances this season to bring trophies back to Manchester.
In terms of team selection, United are notably limited, with many absentees. The on-going questions surrounding Paul Pogba continue to encourage transfer speculation also, as have the team’s poor performances. James Maddison and Raul Jimenez have been among the names consistently linked with United since the January window opened.
If Harry Maguire is unavailable, as has been suggested, this could mean a return to the starting 11 for Phil Jones. The centre back has been a rare feature in Manchester United’s season so far.
Meanwhile, Nicolas Otamendi will once again be available for the blues, having returned from injury. Guardiola remained vague about who will feature in the semi-final though.