Manchester United vs Man City LIVE commentary: Guardiola hoping to bounce back from Carabao Cup exit in 500th top-flight game as Premier League champions out to secure historic sixth double over rivals – kick-off time, team news and talkSPORT coverage

    Manchester United will be out for revenge on rivals Manchester City when fourth hosts second in the Premier League live on talkSPORT this weekend.

    The Red Devils were humbled 6-3 by their noisy neighbours when the two sides met in October, but have since transformed their season.

    Ten Hag will be bidding to spoil Guardiola’s historic milestone

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    Ten Hag will be bidding to spoil Guardiola’s historic milestone

    United are on a run of eight straight wins in all competitions under Erik ten Hag – their best run since January 2019, and remain in contention for both domestic cups.

    But Pep Guardiola’s side represent their toughest test yet as they look to close the five-point gap to Premier League leaders Arsenal.

    City will be looking for a reaction in the derby having crashed out of the Carabao Cup in midweek following a shock 2-0 defeat to Southampton.

    Man United v Man City: talkSPORT coverage  

    This Premier League match will take place on Saturday, January 14. 

    Kick-off at Old Trafford is scheduled for 12:30pm. 

    talkSPORT will have live and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the game presented by Reshmin Chowdhury. 

    Commentary will then come from Sam Matterface and former England defenders Stuart Pearce and Micky Gray.

    talkSPORT.com will also be running a live blog of all the action too.

    To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

    You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

    Haaland scored a hat-trick in his first ever Manchester derby

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    Haaland scored a hat-trick in his first ever Manchester derby

    Man United v Man City: Team news

    The hosts will welcome back Bruno Fernandes on Saturday after he missed the 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Charlton through suspension.

    But Portugal full-back Diogo Dalot went off early against the Addicks due to injury.

    Donny van de Beek and Axel Tuanzebe continue to be sidelined while Jadon Sancho remains unavailable.

    City will continue to be missing Ruben Dias due to a hamstring issue, while John Stones was a notable absentee from the Saints defeat.

    Guardiola does also have a decision to make over who partners Erling Haaland in attack, with Riyad Mahrez impressing since the restart.

    City were eliminated by the Premier League’s bottom club

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    City were eliminated by the Premier League’s bottom club

    Man United v Man City: What has been said?

    Speaking after United’s FA Cup win over Everton last Friday, Ten Hag said: “I think we have a good belief. I think first of all it’s about keeping freshness.

    “There are so many games and I think with one or two players I could see the load was high, so we have to also make sure we get the right balance in load and relaxation and the players keep fresh for the good games that are coming, good challenges.

    “We know when you want to face the big games — City, Arsenal, also Leeds — your physical performance has to be top.

    “When we play in the discipline we have a chance to win those games also and we’ve already proved.”

    Marcus Rashford has been on striking form under Erik ten Hag

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    Marcus Rashford has been on striking form under Erik ten Hag

    Man United v Man City: Match facts

    • Against Chelsea last time out, Riyad Mahrez scored Man City’s 50th Premier League goal by a substitute under Pep Guardiola (excl. own goals), with only Man Utd (57) having more goals by substitutes in the competition since 2016-17. Mahrez has scored nine of those goals, the most of any substitute in Guardiola’s entire managerial top-flight career.
    • Marcus Rashford has scored in his last three Premier League appearances for Manchester United and is looking to score in four in a row for the first time since January 2019. However, he hasn’t scored in any of his last five appearances against Man City in the competition, managing just one shot on target in these games.
    • Both Erling Haaland and Phil Foden scored hat-tricks for Man City in their 6-3 win over Man Utd in the reverse fixture. The last player to score in both Premier League meetings for the Citizens against Man Utd in a season was Sergio Agüero (2014-15), and the last Englishman to do so was Shaun Wright-Phillips (2003-04), while no Man City player has ever scored 2+ goals in both league meetings.
    • This will be Pep Guardiola’s 500th game of his top-flight managerial career, taking charge of 152 in LaLiga with Barcelona, 102 in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, and this will be his 246th in the Premier League with Man City. The Spaniard has won 379 of his 499 games to date (76% – D68 L52), with this the most wins and best win rate (100+ games) of any manager in Europe’s big-five leagues since Guardiola’s first top-flight season in 2008-09.
    • Since and including their win over Liverpool on August 22nd, no team has won more points in the Premier League than Manchester United (35), winning 11 of their 15 games in this time (D2 L2). They had lost each of their four league games before this.
    • Following their 6-3 win against Man Utd in October, Manchester City are looking to equal or break their record number of league goals scored against their rivals in a season, scoring eight against them in 1954-55 (3-2 home, 5-0 away). The most goals the Red Devils have conceded against an opponent in a Premier League season is nine against Liverpool in 2021-22.
    • This is the earliest into a calendar year the Manchester Derby has been played in the Premier League since 2006, when Manchester City won 3-1 at the Etihad on January 14th.
    • Manchester United have conceded 12 goals in their last three Premier League meetings with Man City, including six in their meeting at the Etihad Stadium in October. It’s as many goals as they’d shipped against the Citizens in their 12 previous meetings combined.
    • Manchester City are looking to complete the Premier League double over Manchester United for the sixth time, which would be more often than any other side in the competition’s history (Liverpool also 5).
    • Manchester United have lost more Premier League home games against Manchester City than they have versus any other opponent (8), while no side has beaten the Red Devils more often overall in the competition than the Citizens (18, level with Chelsea and Liverpool).

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