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Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney is expected to feature against Manchester City. Getty

Manchester City take on Manchester United at the Etihad for the first Manchester derby of the 2014/15 Premier League season.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is at 1:30pm GMT. 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 Two and BBC Two HD at 10:00pm GMT.


City come into this crucial derby fixture after being knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Newcastle United on Wednesday evening. Manuel Pellegrini saw his side suffer a 2-0 defeat in front of home fans as their win-less run extended to three matches in all competitions.

The former Real Madrid manager would be keen to get back to winning ways when his side take on United on Sunday. City struggled in the last league match as they suffered a 2-1 defeat against West Ham United last weekend.

City and Pellegrini will have an eye on the midweek Champions League clash against CSKA Moscow. The Premier League champions need to win in order to keep their hopes of qualifying for the next stages of the Europe's elite club competition alive.

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal Getty

Louis van Gaal has seen his side avoid defeat in the last league fixture after Robin van Persie's stoppage time equaliser helped United to settle for a 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Old Trafford.

So far this season, United have failed to win any of the league matches away from home and the Dutchman would be looking to secure a win when his side face City on Sunday. United will welcome Wayne Rooney back into the squad, while City will be without the services of star midfielder David Silva.

What Managers Say

Manuel Pellegrini: "I think Manchester United bought very important players this year, but I think also they are at the moment where you start with a new manager and new players, which is not easy. Maybe the same thing happened with me last year, so I think they are in similar moments. But I expect that we are going to have a tough game against a very good team with very good players."

Louis van Gaal: "Ryan Giggs has explained that in analysis to the players. It can be better to play now against Manchester City - I see that. But at the other side, they shall be more motivated to play against Manchester United."

Betting Odds (

  • Manchester City to win: 11/13
  • Draw: 11/4
  • Manchester United to win: 33/10

Team Form

Manchester City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L L D W W
  • Last Result: Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle United

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D D W W L
  • Last Result: Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea

Team News

Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero Getty

Manchester City

  • Injured: David Silva (knee), Frank Lampard (thigh), Matija Nastasic (unspecified)
  • Doubtful: Yaya Toure (groin)
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Mangala, Clichy; Fernandinho, Fernando; Navas, Aguero, Nasri; Dzeko

Manchester United

  • Injured: Radamel Falcao (knock), Jonny Evans (ankle), Phil Jones (shin), Jesse Lingard (knee), Paddy McNair (hamstring), Ashley Young (groin)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw; Blind, Fellaini; Herrera, Rooney, Di Maria; Van Persie