Saturday’s showdown away to Marc Skinner’s side represents the first derby of the new campaign, with City currently holding local bragging rights after a memorable victory at the Academy Stadium in our previous outing against the Reds in February 2021.
It’s been a difficult start to the season for Gareth Taylor’s side, but a statement victory against our neighbours would help to kickstart our campaign ahead of the international break.
The boss revealed in his pre-match press conference that he has no fresh injury concerns for our trip to the Leigh Sports Village, and insists the squad are in good spirits ahead of what he described as the ‘perfect’ fixture for City.
The welcome return of supporters adds an extra dimension to an already exciting prospect, and minute-by-minute updates available via our Matchday Centre here on mancity.com and the official Manchester City app throughout proceedings.
And Cityzens can test their knowledge of previous Manchester derbies to get in the mood for Saturday’s showdown.
Who has scored the most goals against Manchester United? What was the score in our last WSL match away to the Reds? And who scored our first ever professional derby goal?
Take the quiz below to find out!