Man City vs Man U: Manchester United will host Manchester City at Old Trafford in Premier League play on Wednesday In the US, the match starts at 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, who won the Premier League title by 19 points a season ago, trail Liverpool by two points for the league’s top spot but have a game in hand.
“If we can [repeat as EPL champions], then people are going to have to start thinking that we’re one of the best teams ever,” midfielder Phil Foden said, according to Reuters. “I couldn’t be in a better team.
“Every player wants to fight for the team and we’re unstoppable with that attitude. When we won the league last time we were miles in front but this is better because we’ve actually had a challenge, someone fighting with us.”
The Sky Blues have lost just once in their last 18 contests across all competitions. They fell to Tottenham 1-0 on April 9 in the first leg of the sides’ Champions League quarter-final before winning the second leg 4-3 and getting eliminated on away goals.
City played Tottenham again in their next match, winning 1-0 on Foden’s strike in the fifth minute. It was the second start of the 18-year-old’s career.
“How good is the manager? I am a genius,” City manager Pep Guardiola joked, according to ESPN. “He scored a goal. Phil is an incredible player. We needed this capacity to press high and he has quality to arrive in the box and every time he plays he scores a goal or has chances to score goals.”
City and United have met once so far this season, with the Sky Blues taking a 3-1 victory at Etihad Stadium on November 11.
“It’s a very difficult game to go to United and play well, but I know we’re capable of doing it,” Foden said, per Reuters. “And if we win that one we’re a step closer. It’s all down to us, win all our games (and) we win the league.”