Manchester Derby Date Confirmed

Manchester Derby

By Andrew Hyslop

  • Manchester United will travel to the Etihad Stadium on Thursday April 27
  • Match will kick-off at 20:00 BST

The second Manchester Derby of the season was originally scheduled for Sunday February 26 but was postponed when United reached the EFL Cup final. The game will now take place on Thursday April 27. Kicking off at 20:00 BST.

The new date means that Manchester United will now have nine fixtures to negotiate in the month of April. Seven Premier League fixtures and both legs of Europa League quarter-finals against Anderlecht.

The two sides have met twice this season, both games taking place at Old Trafford. City won the first fixture in the Premier League 2-1.

That game took place on September 10 and over a month later, United got revenge in the fourth round of the EFL Cup. Defeating City 1-0 with Juan Mata scoring the only goal of the game.

The confirmation of the new date comes a year on from the day that United beat City 1-0 in the last Derby to be played at the Etihad. A game that saw Marcus Rashford scoring the winner in his first senior Manchester Derby.

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