Manchester United – Manchester City: time, TV channel… Information about the match
Three months after being swept by Haaland and others (3-6), Manchester United are looking to show progress and get back on their rivals’ heels. In turn, “City” must win to prevent “Arsenal” from winning the title.
The Manchester United players’ cheeks are still as red as their jerseys, but only from the monumental slap three months ago. Nobody in the “Red Devils” side has forgotten the bitter lesson they received at the Etihad Stadium, the brutality with which “City de Guardiola” punished them. Earlier in the autumn, Haaland confirmed his new Premier League terror status with a hat-trick that was emulated by his young partner, the diminutive but elusive Phil Foden. Six goals were conceded, just three scored, and again the last two were the work of Anthony Martial at the end of the match where the case had already been judged and sent off (6-3).
A show of strength that marked the consciousness of all. Eric starts with Ten Hag. The Dutch technician from “United” warned his people before this II episode. “If we play like City, we have no chance. It’s up to us to show that we are a good team, that we are united on the pitch with the right attitude. We have to have a winning mentality. We need it on Saturday.”he said at a press conference on the eve of the shock.
But in three months everything changed a lot. The World Cup has disrupted the rhythms there and changed the cards. In Manchester, the dynamics have been reversed. The Red Devils, who gathered at the beginning of the year, changed their fuel since the beginning of November and are performing well because the team built by the former head coach of the Amsterdam club “Ajax” has been structured. They have now won eight matches in a row in all competitions. A good series that allowed them to stay firmly in the Top 4, qualifying for the Champions League and only four distances from their rich neighbor.
Also this afternoon, the Red Devils will be looking to keep up the pace with the success of Marcus Rashford, who has scored at least one goal in each of his last eight home games, and his relentless run towards the top of the Championship. Although Arsenal have looked untouchable this season. The Gunners, to be precise, City will want to keep the pressure on them and who knows how to capitalize on a misstep. They are separated by five points, which is both too much and too little. However, the recent performances of Guardiola’s men do not lend themselves to excessive optimism. So in midweek, they left the League Cup at the back door and sank at Southampton (0-2). A collective performance that couldn’t have been more for the Catalan technician.
“We weren’t ready to play in this competition to get to the semi-finals. We weren’t ready. If we play like this (in the Manchester derby), we have no chance.”, fired a disillusioned Pep Guardiola. Expect a proud reaction from the Spanish technical men, who will show a more conquering face and match their ambitions. Within a quarter of an hour in the first half, the Citizens took matters into their own hands, scoring three goals before managing their lead and easily qualifying for the Cup’s 4th round. It is this conquering version that Guardiola will be hoping to see at the Theater of Dreams to give the Red Devils nightmares again. If they don’t stay on the road and ruin their neighbor’s dreams of keeping the crown.
“Manchester United” – “Manchester City” match of the 18th day of the Premier League will start at 13:30 at “Old Trafford”.
The Manchester derby between United and City will be broadcast exclusively by the Canal+ group and, as the name suggests, will be available exclusively on the newly created Canal+Foot channel dedicated to football.
The match between Eric Ten Haag’s Manchester United and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will be broadcast on the MyCanal platform.
BetClic: Manchester United: 4.00 / Draw: 3.85 / Manchester City: 1.86
Sports Betting: Manchester United: 3.95 / Draw: 3.80 / Manchester City: 1.84
Winamax: Manchester United: 3.95 / Draw: 3.80 / Manchester City: 1.86
“Manchester United”: De Gea – Dalot, Maguire, Lisandro Martinez, Malachia – Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes, Eriksen – Antony, Martial, Rashford.
Manchester City: Ederson – Walker, Akandji, Ake, Cancelo – Gundogan, Silva, De Bruyne – Foden, Mahrez, Haaland.