Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney will lead Manchester United's attack against Manchester City on 12 April.Getty

Manchester United will take on Manchester City in the derby during the weekend Premier League clash at Old Trafford on 12 April.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is at 4pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.30pm BST.

Overview

United come into this fixture after a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa in the last league fixture at Old Trafford. The result saw Louis van Gaal extend his side's unbeaten run in the Premier League to five matches, including victories over Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

The former Netherlands manager saw his side lose to City when these two faced each other at the Etihad. The Dutchman has already warned his players against losing their cool this weekend. Van Gaal will be looking to extend his side's unbeaten league run against the Premier League champions.

Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero will play a crucial role against Manchester UnitedGetty Images

Meanwhile, City suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace in the last fixture. Manuel Pellegrini has seen his side lose three out of the last five matches played in all competitions.

The worrying factor for City will be their away form as they have managed only one win in the last seven matches. The Etihad club will be hoping to get their away form sorted when they take on their local rivals this weekend.

What Managers Say

Louis van Gaal: "'Never change a winning team' is an English expression. You must see the quality of your opponent and make a decision with the staff, so it's not always [about] never changing the team."

Manuel Pellegrini: "We lost the last three [away league] games, especially the last two with two goals in set-pieces, against Burnley and Palace. We hope we continue keeping the good things we are doing because we are not a disaster, we're not a mess. We are doing a lot of things well."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Manchester United to win: 8/5
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Manchester City to win: 7/4

Team Form

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions): W L W W W
  • Last Result: Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa

Manchester City

  • Last Five (all competitions): W L L W L
  • Last Result: Crystal Palace 2-1 Manchester City

Team News

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal's United welcome Manuel Pellegrini's City side to Old Trafford on 12 AprilGetty

Manchester United

  • Injured: Robin van Persie (ankle)
  • Doubtful: Chris Smalling (illness), Luke Shaw (hamstring),
  • Suspended: Jonny Evans

Possible XI: De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Blind; Carrick, Herrera; Mata, Fellaini, Young; Rooney

Manchester City

  • Injured: Wilfried Bony (ankle), Stevan Jovetic (muscle strain)
  • Doubtful: Vincent Kompany (hamstring)
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Hart; Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy; Nasri, Fernandinho, Toure, Milner; Silva, Aguero