Manchester United host Manchester City in a huge Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Sunday. We’ve reached Manchester Derby time and while it feels like Manchester United are only one wrong kick away from a crisis, they’ve won three consecutive games.
Erik ten Hag will need to get those second-half heroics to show up in the first half because against Manchester City, leaving things late won’t end well. City are coming off of scoring three goals in the second half of Champions League play to dispatch Young Boys and Pep Guardiola’s side never feels like a match is out of their control.
The Red Devils will look to build upon Champions League momentum to come out of the gates quickly as health is starting to improve around the squad. The returns of Raphael Varane and Sergio Reguilon have allowed United to put players back in the positions that they’re best at so tinkering only needs to happen within the play style, not placing people out of position.
Erling Haaland got back to his scoring ways and it will be quite a struggle for United to contain him. Needing to both avoid overcommitting to defending the Norwegian where other members of the team can make you pay. It’s always the issue of facing City and why they’re able to do so well.
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How to watch and odds
Date: Sunday, Oct. 29 | Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
Location: Old Trafford — Manchester, England
TV: None | Live stream: Peacock
Odds: Manchester United +410; Draw +285; Manchester City -155