Manchester City vs Man Utd: Manchester United hosts rival Manchester City in massive derby on Wednesday, April 24. Kickoff from Old Trafford is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET.
Event: Manchester Derby 2019
Team: Man City vs Man Utd
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Game Time: 3:00 p.m. ET.
Manchester City enters the matchup hoping to reclaim the top spot in the Premier League table. The Citizens come into the midweek tilt trailing first-place Liverpool by two points with a game in hand. A victory would see City overtake Liverpool with just three games remaining on the schedule.
Pep Guardiola’s squad has won 10 straight Premier League contests, including a 1–0 result against Tottenham over the weekend. Phil Foden scored a header in the fifth minute to earn the crucial win.
Manchester United comes into the bout reeling after suffering a 4–0 defeat against Everton over the weekend. The loss marked the Red Devils’ third loss in its last five Premier League contests. United enters Wednesday sixth in the table, vying with Tottenham, Chelsea, and Arsenal for a top-four spot.
This marks the second meeting this season between the two Manchester clubs. City won the first match, 3–1, in November. Here’s how to watch Wednesday’s match. City head to rivals United tonight knowing a win would put them back ahead of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.
But while Liverpool were left frustrated at Cardiff despite victory due to a dry pitch, there will be no issues when it comes to a slick pitch at Old Trafford. After a warm and dry Easter weekend, the Spring weather has returned with images from the Theatre of Dreams showing a storm striking.
And with a Champions League spot on the line for Manchester United, forward Marcus Rashford is looking forward to the match.
“United versus City and United versus Liverpool mean the most to every United player and every United fan,” Rashford said.
“But, as a player, you have to understand that every game in the league is for three points and, whether you’re playing against Everton or Chelsea, they all have the exact same importance as when you play City or Liverpool.