Manchester United vs Manchester City Premier League Live Football Score 7 March 2021
Defender Nathan Ake is back in training with Manchester City, who now have a fully-fit squad.
City are likely to recall Ilkay Gundogan and John Stones, who began on the bench against Wolves.
David de Gea is in Spain with his partner for the birth of their first child, so Dean Henderson is set to start back-to-back league games for Manchester United for the first time.
The Reds will monitor Anthony Martial, who is nursing a minor knee injury.
Victor Lindelof has been managing a back problem and therefore did not play in midweek, but the Swede could return to the starting line-up on Sunday.
United must know by now that they are not going to stop City winning the league.
They have drawn a blank in their past three games in all competitions – but, if they do get something out of it, it will be more important for their top-four hopes than for catching City at the top.
- Manchester United have won three of their past four league and cup games away to Manchester City.
- The Red Devils could win three consecutive matches away to City for the first time since a run of four victories between 1993 and 2000.
- Seven of the past 10 Manchester derbies in all competitions have been won by the away side.
- There have been 151 top-flight Manchester derbies – United have won 58 and City 45, with 48 draws.
- City have won 21 consecutive matches, scoring 55 goals and conceding eight.
- The only teams from the top five European league to have recorded longer winning streaks in all competitions are Bayern Munich (23 consecutive victories last year) and Real Madrid (22 in 2014).
- Pep Guardiola’s side have won 15 Premier League games in a row, three short of the top-flight record, set by City in 2017 and matched by Liverpool last year.
- Sergio Aguero has scored nine league and cup goals against Manchester United, one short of equalling the record by a Manchester City player. However, he has netted just one in his eight most recent appearances against the Reds.
- Ederson has 15 Premier League clean sheets this season – one short of his final total in 2019-20, which earned him the Golden Glove award.
- The Reds have dropped points in seven of 10 league matches since beating Burnley on 12 January to go top of the table.
- Manchester United are the only side in one of the top five European leagues yet to lose an away league match this season.
- They are unbeaten in 21 Premier League away games (W13, D8), six short of the top-flight record set by Arsenal between 2003 and 2004.
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have failed to score a single goal in their past six league meetings with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City or Tottenham. Each of their last four such matches have finished goalless.
- They have been involved in six goalless draws in the league this season – their joint highest figure in a Premier League campaign.
- The Red Devils could record four consecutive goalless draws for the first time – while they last failed to score in four successive matches in 1992.
- United have played out 27 goalless draws in the Premier League since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, more than any other club in that period.