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United v City: Need to know preview

All the key information about the 170th Manchester Derby, all in one place, with our bite-sized preview...

Need to know

Match: United (3rd in Premier League) v City (1st in Premier League)

Competition: Premier League

Date and time: Sunday 25 October, 2.05pm (GMT)

Referee: Mark Clattenberg

Last time: United 4-2 City, 12 April 2015

Head to head record:

Matches 169, City wins 49, Draws 50, United wins 69


United: WLWWWL


Tickets: Sold out

Key Quotes

Manuel Pellegrini: "I think that our team, if you remember last season, we had a lot of different ways to play. Last season we had the four strikers injured and we played with Milner and he scored two goals I think in two or three games and our team scored 15 goals without strikers. We have players with characteristics that can play different ways, and every one of them can score.”

Kevin De Bruyne: “If you win it’s nice for everyone and that’s what we’ll be trying to do. If you take a point or even lose, it’s not ideal but there are still almost 30 games to go so this result won’t be the deciding factor in who wins the title. There are still many points to be won and lost in the coming months.”

De Bruyne

Kelechi Iheanacho: “I haven’t thought that much about it because I’ve never played in a Manchester derby before and I don’t know what it feels like so for me, it would just be a normal game and I wouldn't play my football any differently.

“I think Martial is a very good striker – he’s a young lad and the same age as I am, 19. He’s very composed in front of goal and he will be a threat if we allow him time and space in the final third."

Louis Van Gaal: "We are second or third, there is a goal difference and a point difference, so I think they are the favourites."

Bastian Schweinsteiger: "I am definitely looking forward to the derby against City. I think it is something very special and we should be very happy that we have two big clubs in one city that are also playing in the Champions League."

Team News

Out (City): Aguero, Silva, Nasri, Clichy, Delph

Out (United): Shaw, McNair, Young

Further Reading

Pellegrini: Injuries won't halt goal charge 

Your view on the Manchester Derby: #ThreeWordDerby

United v City: The Opposition View

Stats focus: City and United's seasons so far

De Bruyne: We won't change our style

Iheanacho hoping for chance to shine in Manchester derby

Supporter information

For the latest City odds from Betsafe, click here

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United v City: Opposition View

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Pellegrini: Injuries won't hamper City goal rush

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Iheanacho hoping for opportunity to shine in derby