Here is the latest on the form and team news for the Manchester clubs:
Pep is doing wonders at the Etihad. His Manchester City side have excelled once again in the league and are favorites to retain their crown. Although they suffered a recent loss, the league champions are in great form of late, both in attack and defence, as they have kept clean sheets in 5 of their last 6 games.
City are top of the log with 66 points from 27 league games, scoring 64 and conceding 17 in 21 wins, 3 draws, and 3 losses. Raheem Sterling leads the scorer’s chart for Manchester City with 10 goals and 1 assist.
For injuries and suspensions, Stephen Zackary, Palmer Cole, and Ruben Dias are out with injuries, while Kyle Walker is unavailable for selection.
Manchester United have seen their trophy haul equaled by Liverpool over the weekend and might have to endure yet another season without a trophy since 2017. The Red Devils have endured mixed fortunes this season, and although they have not lost away from home since November, they find themselves struggling for 4th position with Arsenal and West Ham.
3 draws and 2 wins in their last 5 league games mean that Ralf Ragnick’s side are losing points even though they are not losing games. They have 13 wins, 8 draws, and 6 losses this season, have scored 44 goals, and conceded 34. United will need to up their game to prevent a repeat of the reverse fixture earlier in the season, which they lost by 2 goals to nil.
For their team news, Manchester United will be without Scott McTominay, and Edinson Cavani for the trip to City as both players are currently sidelined with injuries.