Manchester City vs Manchester United Match Preview
Manchester United ,placed fifth visit their noisy neighbours as the Etihad Stadium,in Gameweek 34 of the Premier League, for the 174th Manchester Derby. Man United who have been unbeaten in 23 league matches ,go into this fixture with a confidence of 11 points amassed from their last 5 fixtures, while the hosts have won their last 2 league games. With just four league games left ,the result of this fixture would be crucial for both the sides.
Pep Guardiola would expect to have a fit Sergio Aguero, who picked up a minor knock at their FA cup semi final defeat against Arsenal on Sunday. David Silva who was also sidelined at the same match is doubtful, while Gabriel Jesus might make it to the bench. John Stones and Bacary Sagna have also been sidelined due to injury. With Stones injured,Vincent Kompany would be starting for the 3rd match in a row.
Manchester United have a long injury list with Marcos Rojo, Paul Pogba ,Zlatan Ibrahimovic all unavailable for the fixture. Rojo ’s injury has forced Mourinho to call on Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, who are not fully fit either. Anthony martial who had an excellent game at the weekend might sit on the bench as Mourinho would look to start both Rashford and Mikhitaryan.
Date: Thursday,27 April 201
Time: 0:30 IST, 20:00
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Television: Sky Sports 1 (UK), NBCSN (USA), SuperSport 3 (Africa), Sportsnet World (Canada), Star Sports Select HD1 (India)
United: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Darmian; Herrera, Carrick, Fellaini; Lingard, Rashford, Mkhitaryan
City: Bravo; Navas, Kompany, Otamendi, Clichy; Fernandinho, Touré; Sterling, De Bruyne, Sané; Agüero