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Man City vs Man Utd preview: team news, injuries, head-to-head

Guardiola's side advanced to the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 fifth-round victory away to Peterborough United midweek and face neighbours United next.

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Soccer Football - FA Cup Fifth Round - Peterborough United v Manchester City - Weston Homes Stadium, Peterborough, Britain - March 1, 2022 Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Chris Radburn
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Manchester City welcome Manchester United to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday for the 187th Manchester derby.

Pep Guardiola's side advanced to the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 fifth-round victory away to Peterborough United on Tuesday. Second half goals from Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish sealed their place in the last eight.

United were held to a goalless draw at home to Watford in their last fixture and currently sit fourth in the Premier League table. The Old Trafford outfit have an impressive recent record at the Etihad, winning their last three visits against their cross-city rivals.

City team news

Guardiola has a couple of injury concerns to deal with in defence. Nathan Ake and Ruben Dias had to be substituted due to problems during the victory over Peterborough. After the match, the City manager said: "Nathan finished bad in the action when he got the yellow card and Ruben was not feeling good in his leg. That's why, for caution and to be alert, we made the substitutions."

Guardiola has since confirmed that Dias will be out for between four and six weeks due to a muscular injury, which is a blow for City at the heart of their defence.

United team news

Edinson Cavani (groin injury) and Scott McTominay (illness) missed Saturday’s draw at home to Watford. The latter returned to training on Wednesday. It remains to be seen if the Uruguayan will be passed fit to make the squad for Sunday's match. 

Head-to-head record

In the last five meetings between the sides, both have recorded two wins each and a draw. United will be confident of coming away with a result, having been victorious in four of the last five meetings at the Etihad in all competitions. Man City won the reverse fixture 2-0 in Old Trafford earlier this season thanks to an own goal from Eric Bailly and a Bernardo Silva strike.

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