Manchester United v Manchester City live stream, Sky Sports, Saturday 6 November, 12.30pm GMT
Manchester United will be looking to make a statement of intent when they host Manchester City in the early kick-off on Saturday.
This has been a decent week for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose job was hanging by a thread following United’s 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool a fortnight ago. A 3-0 victory over Tottenham came after a smart switch to a 3-4-1-2 formation, before United did enough to remain top of their Champions League group with a 2-2 draw against Atalanta.
The Italians were the better team on Tuesday night, and United would have been beaten were it not for Cristiano Ronaldo’s dramatic interventions in injury time at the end of either half. Still, the result was positive for United and keeps Solskjaer safe for now.
That could all change with a hefty defeat by Manchester City, of course. Pep Guardiola’s side were poor in their 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace last Saturday, but they have been more impressive away from home than at the Etihad Stadium of late. If United attempt to press high like they did against Liverpool, City should have plenty of joy in transition.
United will have to make do without the suspended Pogba, while Raphael Varane tweaked his hamstring against Atalanta and will play no part here. Victor Lindelof will need to be assessed before kick-off; if he too is absent, United might shift to a four-man backline with Eric Bailly alongside Harry Maguire at the heart of it.
City will again be unable to call upon the services of Ferran Torres, so we can expect Phil Foden to continue as a false nine. Guardiola often springs a surprise with his selections for big games, but Jack Grealish and Gabriel Jesus are likely to start alongside Foden in a three-pronged attack. Laporte is suspended following his red card last weekend.
Kick-off is at 12.30pm GMT on Saturday 6 November, and UK viewers can watch live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. See below for international broadcast options.
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