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Wayne Rooney is likely to lead Manchester United against Manchester City Getty

Manchester United take on Manchester City in a weekend Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Sunday, 25 October.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 2:05pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights of the match on Match of the Day 2 on BBC Two and BBC Two HD at 10pm BST.


United come into the game after a disappointing 1-1 draw against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League during their trip to the Far East. The Russian outfit opened the score from a rebound of a penalty shot saved by David de Gea. Anthony Martial scored a brilliant header in the second half to level the score. However, Louis van Gaal's side were not able to find the second goal and had to settle for the draw, despite dominating the match with possession.

Kevin de Bruyne
Kevin de Bruyne secured a dramatic late winner for Manchester City against Sevilla at the Etihad Stadium AFP

City enter the fixture after registering a 2-1 victory over Sevilla at the Etihad in the European fixture. Kevin De Bruyne continued his impressive form as his late goal helped Manuel Pellegrini's side seal three points. They are on a four match winning streak in all competitions. In addition, they have won four out of the last five derby fixtures. United defeated them 4-2 when the two teams met at Old Trafford last season and Van Gaal will be hoping for his second victory over City on Sunday.

What managers say

Louis van Gaal: "When you look at the facts they are first and we are third. There's a goal difference, a point difference, and they are first so they are the favourite, I think."

Manuel Pellegrini: "I don't have any problem with Vincent Kompany. I need, every week, to choose the 11 that I think is the best for that game and when the others play they must wait. It's crucial to play with the best players for the moment. Mangala and Otamendi are doing well."

Betting Odds (

  • Manchester United to win: 17/11
  • Draw: 27/11
  • Manchester City to win: 319/10

Team Form

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions): D W L W W
  • Last Result: CSKA Moscow 1-1 Manchester United

Manchester City

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

Team News

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal is satisfied with his options up front Getty Images

Manchester United

  • Injured: Luke Shaw, Paddy McNair, Ashley Young
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: De Gea; Darmian; Jones, Smalling, Rojo; Carrick, Schneiderlin; Martial, Herrera, Mata; Rooney

Manchester City

  • Injured: Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Samir Nasri, Fabian Delph, Gael Clichy
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Hart; Kolarov, Kompany, Mangala, Sagna; Fernandinho, Toure; De Bruyne, Sterling, Navas; Bony