Man City vs Manchester United: Manchester United and Man City go head to head tonight at Old Trafford in a huge Manchester derby – and Standard Sport will be there to witness all the action.
Event: Manchester Derby 2019
Team: Man City vs Man Utd
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Game Time: 3:00 p.m. ET.
The heavens have opened in Manchester, which will only add to the sense of drama for what could potentially be a season-defining game for both clubs. The recent scheduling has meant Man City and Liverpool have been swapping places at the top for weeks but Pep Guardiola’s men – currently two points behind with this game in hand – have had the advantage of knowing their fate is in their own hands.
They now have to capitalise and make sure they take the three points from this extra game. There is also another interesting factor in play: there is little United fans would hate more at the moment than to see their fiercest rivals, Liverpool, win the title.
They know beating City, or even just taking a point against them, would hand the Merseysiders the initiative. Helping City retain the crown would hardly be appetising either, though, and losing derby games is certainly not something they can usually stomach.
It is a dilemma for United fans with no happy outcome. It could make for an odd atmosphere, although it is debatable whether such things seep into players’ minds. Scroll through the gallery above for highlights from Old Trafford.
Luke Shaw is available for Manchester United’s derby clash with Manchester City at Old Trafford tonight. The left-back has missed United’s last three games with domestic and European bans but will come back into contention after Diogo Dalot was forced to deputise there in the 4-0 loss at Everton.
Phil Jones is a doubt after hobbling off in Sunday’s 4-0 defeat at Everton but Ander Herrera, Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia are pushing to be available.
Meanwhile, Manchester City are without midfielder Kevin De Bruyne for Wednesday’s trip to Old Trafford after the Belgium playmaker suffered a hamstring injury in Saturday’s victory over Tottenham.