City, United Light Up Manchester For Derby Of Life

The mouth-watering Manchester derby is from 4.15pm on Sunday – and below we’ve rounded up the must-read pieces ahead of the big match.

Unbeaten Manchester City host Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium aiming to stay top of the Premier League – but can Jose Mourinho’s men cause an upset like they did in the same fixture last season?

From analysis and expert opinion to stats and interactive features, here’s your essential reading ahead of the big showdown…

The rivalry

Take an interactive journey as Sky Sports examines the Manchester rivalry during the Premier League era…

The analysis

How is Riyad Mahrez improving Manchester City? Why are Aymeric Laporte and John Stones now Pep Guardiola’s favoured centre-back partnership? And how has Sergio Aguero changed his game to suit Guardiola’s style?

Sergio Aguero has adapted his game under Pep Guardiola
Sergio Aguero has adapted his game under Pep Guardiola

 

Do Manchester United have the players to compete with the Premier League’s top teams? How does their style differ from rivals City? And is Paul Pogba really a big-game player?

Paul Pogba's top Manchester United performances have rarely come against Big Six rivals
Paul Pogba’s top Manchester United performances have rarely come against Big Six rivals

The stats

From recent records and United’s results at the Etihad to why Anthony Martial could be key, we pick out the essential stats ahead of the big game.

United’s Martial and City’s Raheem Sterling go into the game in fine form – but which one of them topped the Sky Sports Power Rankings this week?

Raheem Sterling is in fine form for Manchester City
Raheem Sterling is in fine form for Manchester City

The pundit views

Has there been a power shift in Manchester? Has Jose Mourinho or Pep Guardiola had a bigger influence on the Premier League? And just how do you stop Manchester City?

We asked the Soccer Saturday pundits for their views.

Soccer Saturday pundits Paul Merson, Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas  have their say on the big match
Soccer Saturday pundits Paul Merson, Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas have their say on the big match

Just for fun

As well as all the serious analysis and predictions – we’ve also got some fun interactive games for you to play!

Take our Manchester derby goalscorers quiz!
Take our Manchester derby goalscorers quiz!

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