Man City welcome fierce rivals Man United to the Etihad on Sunday for the latest instalment of the Manchester derby.
They enter the weekend as the Premier League’s top two, but the hosts are miles ahead of United, cruising towards the title with a 14-point cushion.
Pep Guardiola’s men have won their last 21 games in all competitions, while United have drawn their most recent three fixtures 0-0.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also has a record to protect, with the Red Devils unbeaten in their last 21 away matches in the top-flight.
Manchester City vs Manchester United: How to watch
The match is taking place at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, March 7 and will kick-off at 4.30pm.
This game is being broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.
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Manchester City vs Manchester United: Team news
Guardiola has a fully-fit squad available for Sunday’s derby.
Defender Nathan Ake is back in contention after recovering from a muscular problem, meaning that the Premier League leaders now have no players in the treatment room.
Dean Henderson is expected to start for United once again after David De Gea was granted permission to return to Spain for the birth of his child.
Solskjaer expects him to be back soon but could not give a timeframe as Henderson prepares to line up in Sunday’s tough trip to relentless runaway leaders.
Juan Mata and Phil Jones will be missing at the Etihad Stadium, where Solskjaer is ‘still hoping to get one or two back’.
Donny Van De Beek was absent for the trip to Palace with an unspecified injury, while Anthony Martial missed out after sustaining a knee complaint in training on Monday and Paul Pogba has been out with a thigh issue.
Manchester City vs Manchester United: Match stats
- Man City have lost three of their last five home league games against Manchester United (D1 L1), including a 1-2 defeat last season. They’ve not lost consecutive home league games against Man Utd since April 2010.
- Manchester United are looking to win three consecutive away games in all competitions against Manchester City for the first time since a run of four between November 1993 and November 2000.
- Manchester City have kept a clean sheet in both of their meetings with Manchester United this season (0-0 Premier League, 2-0 League Cup). The last team to record three shutouts against the Red Devils within a single season was Arsenal in 1998-99.
- Manchester City are unbeaten in 28 games in all competitions – if they avoid defeat here they will set a new club record for games without defeat. The Citizens have also won each of their last 21 matches, the third ever longest run in all competitions among teams in the big five European leagues.
- Manchester United have drawn their last three matches goalless in all competitions – they have never drawn four in a row goalless, while the last Premier League side to do so was Spurs back in February 2001.
- Manchester City haven’t trailed for a single minute in any of their last 19 Premier League games – if they don’t fall behind in this game it will be a new record in the competition’s history (Arsenal also 19 between Dec 1998-May 1999).
- Manchester United are unbeaten in 21 away Premier League matches (W13 D8) – in top-flight history, only Arsenal have had a longer away unbeaten run, going 23 without defeat between August 2001 and September 2002 and 27 without defeat between April 2003 and September 2004.
- Ole Gunnar Solskjær could become the first manager in Manchester United’s history to win each of his first three away meetings in all competitions with Manchester City.
- Manchester United’s Anthony Martial has scored away in the Premier League against Man City in both 2018-19 and 2019-20. Only Wayne Rooney (4) and Eric Cantona (3) have scored in more away Manchester derbies for the Red Devils in the Premier League, with only Cantona doing so in three consecutive appearances.
- Man City’s Sergio Agüero has scored nine goals in 16 Manchester derbies in all competitions. However, eight of those nine goals came in his first eight meetings with the Red Devils, with the Argentine netting just one in his previous eight against them.