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Manchester United vs Manchester City preview

The two rivals from Manchester will meet on Sunday at the Ethiad Stadium as Manchester City host Manchester United for the first derby of the season.


Premier League rivals Manchester City and Manchester United will meet on Sunday, October 2 at the Ethiad Stadium at 2p.m. BST (9 a.m. ET) in the first Manchester derby of the season.

Before the international break, the Red Devils’ last game was a 3-1 against Arsenal and City’s last game was a 3-0 defeat over Wolverhampton. City are currently sitting at second in the table, just behind Arsenal, with five wins, two draws, and no losses. Meanwhile, United is sitting at fifth with four wins and two losses.

The Manchester derbies last season did not favor United, with a 2-0 home loss and a 4-1 defeat on the road. City will be looking to continue that streak and looks in good form to do so, especially with the streak that Erling Harland is on. He’s got 11 goals for the team in just seven games and has scored two hat tricks in a row.

Things to know ahead of the match:

United’s last five managers (Rangnick, Solskjaer, Mourinho, Van Goal, and Moyes) have all lost their first EPL Manchester derby.

Manchester City has scored more first half goals this season (10) than Manchester United have in total (8).

Erling Haaland is looking to become the first player to score three home hat tricks in a row in the Premier League.

Kevin De Bruyne leads the Premier League this season in chances created (25) and assists (6).

21 of the EPL derbies between the teams have been won by the away team - the most for any Premier League fixture.


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