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United v City EDS: Match preview

The International Premier League Cup winners return to domestic action with the u21 Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Patrick Vieira’s side have some ground to make up on the league leaders -as it stands, the Blues are ten points off the table summit but, with two games in hand and two matches against United to come, there is still the possibility of a league and cup double.

City could be boosted in their quest of a strong finish by the return of those who have been plying their trades on loan up and down the Football League.

Forced for the majority of the campaign to field young sides featuring many of those who may normally be playing under-18s football, City have done incredibly well to still have an outside chance in title race but reinforcements are now potentially back in the fold.

Devante Cole, Seko Fofana, Jordy Hiwula and Greg Leigh have all returned to the club and may be back in the reckoning for selection across town.

That’s if they can displace the lads who claimed the first silverware of the Vieira era in thrilling circumstances with their 1-0 win over FC Porto at the Academy Stadium on Friday night.

Kelechi Iheanacho continued his red-hot scoring streak with the only goal to bring a trophy to City Football Academy for the first time.

Vieira could not hide the pride he had in his charges: “"For them to win the trophy it shows them that if you work hard you can achieve a reward," Vieira told CityTV. "I feel really happy, really proud.

"It's a special moment, I'm really pleased and really happy because the players deserve it and as a staff I think we've been working really well.

"We're going to enjoy it as well, it's my first one as a coach, as a manager and the first one for the majority of the staff so we are really pleased and really delighted."

The sides have met just once this season, although technically it was last season as the Manchester Senior Cup final had to be played in August 2014 rather than at the end of 2013/14.

City will be out for revenge as they suffered a 4-1 defeat at Hyde on that occasion.

United are unbeaten since 2 February – since, they have won five and drawn four of nine games, while City have lost just one of their last eight.

Kick-off at Old Trafford is at 7pm and we’ll have our usual Twitter coverage @MCFC, as well as a match report on mcfc.co.uk at full-time.

Ticket details

Fixture Change Notification


Please note:

If your ticket states Monday 11th  May it will still remain valid for Tuesday 12th May, this includes any tickets that have already been purchased.

As all tickets for this match are free of charge unreserved seating, if you’re no longer able to attend there is no action required and you do not need contact us.

The kick-off time of 7pm remains the same.

Manchester United U21s v City EDS

Barclays U21s Premier League

Tuesday 12th May

Kick-off –7pm

Tickets for this event are UNRESERVED and are FREE OF CHARGE

Tickets will be available to claim online at mcfc.co.uk/tickets, and to personal callers at the Etihad Stadium Ticket Office located in City Square (behind the stage).

Disabled supporters are unable to claim tickets online, find out how to attend here.

All supporters can claim 1 ticket under one supporter number.

*No booking fee payable on tickets purchased online


Entry to the Stadium will be granted on the presentation of a valid ticket purchased from the Club.  Find out about the Club’s policy on unofficial tickets here. 

Tickets claimed before 4pm on Friday 8th May will be sent in the post by first class mail.  Tickets claimed after this time will only be available in person.

Getting to Old Trafford 

Plan your journey following the directions as advised by Manchester United FC, http://www.manutd.com/en/Visit-Old-Trafford/Maps-And-Directions.aspx?section=maps

We would like to remind everyone why we have the best supporters in the country. On your visit to Old Trafford, please respect the stewards and staff at the Club and we ask that you:

-          Keep your ticket with you at all times.

-          Do not block the aisles or gangways.

-          Use of pyrotechnics, flares and smoke bombs is prohibited

-          Do not smoke.

All tickets are subject to availability and are issued subject to Manchester City Football Club Limited’s 2014-15 away match terms and conditions of sale  and the applicable ground regulations of the opposing team.


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The Ticket Office and Supporter Services are open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm (closed Sunday & Bank Holiday). For any queries please call +44 161 444 1894 (option 1, option 3).

For additional help or assistance use our online ‘frequently asked questions’ #mcfchelp. You can also ask us a question and keep up to date via our official Supporter Services Twitter account, @MCFCHELP.

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