The Premier League Manchester derby between City and United takes place today 5.30pm live from the Etihad Stadium
The Manchester Derby, in which Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City take on neighbours and rivals Manchester United, is one of the most anticipated fixtures in the Premier League schedule for both fans and neutrals.
As one of the longest-standing and most heated rivalries in English football, since the two teams first met in the 1890s the red side of Manchester has dominated. Yet in more recent years, Guardiola’s Sky Blues have had better form, going into this weekend’s match with a 72% win rate.
They’ll also have the home advantage when Manchester City host Manchester Utd at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 7 December. Kickoff is at 5.30pm – unusual for a derby game, especially one that has the potential to become volatile – and the game is being broadcast on Sky Sports in the UK.
Both teams have had a mixed start to the season. Current Premier League champions Manchester City is in third place, behind Liverpool and Leicester, with 11 points separating them from Jurgen Klopp’s side whom they beat on the final day of the previous season.
Since losing to Liverpool in October, Manchester City has secured seven points from the last nine in the league, but they won 4-1 playing away at Burnley on Tuesday and hope to stay in contention for their third successive Premier League title.
Their neighbours Manchester United will also be encouraged by their last result, which came at the expense of their former manager Jose Mourinho’s new team. United defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening and will hope to continue their good form against the top Premier League teams.
With both Manchester teams going into Saturday’s derby on the back of encouraging victories, it’ll be anyone’s guess as to whether Manchester will be blue or red come Saturday evening. Read on to find out how to watch the first Manchester Derby of 2019/2020 with Man City hosting Man Utd.
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How to watch Man City vs Man United in the Manchester Derby in the UK: Sky Sports
If you’re already a Sky TV customer, you can add Sky Sports to your existing package either by sign up to a rolling Sky Sports Football package, which broadcasts most Premier League games for £18/mth and can be cancelled at any time.
Alternatively, you can upgrade to a full Sky Sports Pass. This gives you access to all of Sky’s sports channels covering cricket, Formula 1, rugby, golf and more. This pass will cost you £23/mth and comes with an 18-month contract.
How to watch Man City vs Man United in the UK: Now TV
If you’re not a Sky TV customer, or don’t want to sign up to the main Sky Sports packages, you can opt for daily, weekly and monthly Sky Sports Passes via Now TV.
The three options vary in price, giving you more flexibility over the above full Sky Sports packages, and these range from:
- Now TV Sky Sports Day Pass for £9.99
- Now TV Sky Sports Weekly Pass for 14.99
- Now TV Sky Sports Monthly Pass for £33.99
The Day Pass and Weekly Pass involve one-off payments but for the Monthly Pass, the subscription will automatically renew unless you cancel. You can find out more about Now TV Passes here.
How to watch Man City vs Man United online anywhere in the world
The Premier League is the most popular football sports league in the world. Here’s how you can watch Saturday’s Manchester derby on cable or streaming services regardless of which country you’re watching from. You can see all of the channels broadcasting the match via Livesoccer.tv.
Canada: DAZN‘s streaming service is available in many cities around the world, but only has the rights to broadcast the English Premier League in Canada. Coverage of Man City vs Man Utd starts at 12:30pm Toronto time.
Australia: Australians keen to watch the game will have to get up early late because the game starts at 4:30am Sydney time, with live coverage on Optus Sport
Sub-Saharan Africa: Most African countries, including Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Africa and Kenya can watch the game on SuperSport. Kick-off between the two Manchester teams starts at 7:30pm South Africa time.
Middle East and North Africa: Counties in the Middle East and North Africa, including Egypt, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, can watch the game on beIn Sport. Kick-off starts at 9:30pm UAE time.
How to watch Man City vs Man United wherever you are: use a good VPN service
The above streaming services are great if you’re in your home country, but due to geoblocks, you won’t be able to sign in and watch the Manchester derby via these services while on holiday or travelling. Unless, of course, you use a good VPN service. VPNs aren’t just beneficial for streaming geoblocked content, they’re also great for protecting your browsing data, including from your ISP. A good VPN service is an absolute must-have if you travel a lot because public Wi-Fi networks are more vulnerable to hacks.
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