Manchester City vs Manchester United LIVE: Premier League commentary on talkSPORT of the first Manchester derby of the season


Manchester City host their bitter rivals Manchester United on Saturday evening in a huge fixture.

Premier League champions come into this game off the back of a 4-1 win at Burnley but with a huge gap to claw back on leaders Liverpool, who are 11 points ahead of them.

Rodri scored a stunning goal as Manchester City ran riot at Turf Moor

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Rodri scored a stunning goal as Manchester City ran riot at Turf Moor

Manchester United also won in midweek, against former manager Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, but are 22 points off top spot and facing a huge fight to even make the top four.

talkSPORT’s GameDay special will bring you all the action from this huge derby and here’s how you can listen.

Manchester City vs Manchester United: How to listen

The derby will get under way at 17:30pm on Saturday, December 7.

talkSPORT will bring you all the build-up from the Etihad before switching over to full live and exclusive commentary.

To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.

You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.

Manchester City vs Manchester United: Head-to-head

City claimed the three point in both derby clashes last season on their way to their fourth Premier league title and their second under Pep Guardiola.

Only Chelsea (18) have won more Premier League games against United than City have (15), with 10 of those victories coming in the last eight years.

Guardiola has won four of his six league games against Man Utd (D1 L1) – in Man City’s top-flight history only Les McDowall (7/24) and Joe Mercer (5/10) have won more against the Red Devils in charge of the Citizens.

Solskjaer and Guardiola go head to head in the Premier League on Saturday

Solskjaer and Guardiola go head to head in the Premier League on Saturday

Manchester City vs Manchester United: Team news

Sergio Aguero will miss this game, with Guardiola expecting the muscle injury suffered against Chelsea to rule him out for a few weeks.

He joins the long term injured duo of Aymeric Laporte and Leroy Sane on the sidelines.

Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ilkay Gundogan are back in contention, however. Left-back Zinchenko has been out since undergoing minor knee surgery in October while midfielder Gundogan missed the midweek win at Burnley through suspension.

United midfielder Paul Pogba remains absent but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes Anthony Martial will be involved for United.

Pogba is building fitness having been out since September with an ankle injury, while Martial missed the midweek win against Tottenham with a knock picked up against Aston Villa. Solskjaer hopes to have the France forward for at least part of the game.

The United boss said Nemanja Matic was close to returning earlier in the week, while Eric Bailly, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Diogo Dalot are building fitness after injury.

Manchester City provisional squad: Ederson, Bravo, Walker, Cancelo, Stones, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy, Angelino, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, D Silva, B Silva, Sterling, Mahrez, Foden, Jesus.

Manchester United provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Grant, Wan-Bissaka, Young, Jones, Laird, Lindelof, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Shaw, Williams, Fred, Garner, Gomes, McTominay, Matic, James, Lingard, Mata, Pereira, Chong, Greenwood, Martial, Rashford.

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