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Manchester Derby Kick-Off Time, Venue, Officials, Stats, Possible 3-5-2 Lineup, and Prediction

Kick-Off time and Venue.

Manchester City will travel to Old Trafford Saturday, 6 November 2021 to face their bitter rivals Manchester United. The match is scheduled to kick off at 2.30 pm east Africa time.


The match will be officiated by Michael Oliver who will serve as the center referee. Simon Bennet and Stuart Butt will be the linemen while Robert Jones will be the fourth official. Darren England will be in charge of the Video Assistant referee ( VAR) and he will be assisted by Dan Robathan.

Premier League Stats

The Red Devils have had a good record against Manchester City since Ole Gunnar took over. The last time Manchester United lost to Pep Guardiola at home was on April 24, 2019. Since then they have faced The Citizens four times won three and draw one match. Ole Gunnar is expected to continue his good run against Manchester City when they visit the Theater Of Dreams on Saturday for the first leg.

Possible 3-5-2 Manchester United starting Lineup

Ole Gunnar switched to a 3-5-2 formation after conceding five goals against the former Premier League champions. This new formation allows him to use Luke Shaw and Wan Bissaka as the wing-backs. He produced a fantastic performance with this formation against Tottenham Hotspurs and he is expected to maintain it against Pep Guardiola's side on Saturday. There are high chances that the manager will retain the starting lineup that he used against Spurs. Edison Cavani will team up with Ronald upfront while Bruno will play behind the two strikers. Scott McTominay and Fred will serve as the defensive midfielders while Maguire, Varane, and Lindelof will form a solid back three.


Based on the current form Manchester City has the highest chances of winning these matches. However, you should not rule out The Red Devils because they always produce good results against big clubs in the Premier League.

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