Man United 0-3 Man City – Premier League LIVE: Phil Foden grabs a third for the visitors after Erling Haaland scored twice to put Pep Guardiola’s side in control at Old Trafford


Follow Mail Sport’s live blog for all the latest team news, scores and updates from the Manchester Derby from Old Trafford as Manchester United host Manchester City in the Premier League.

No way through for United (0-3)

United try to build some sort of momentum but are denied by a wall of blue. More subs coming on for United.


We said another goal was coming and it does exactly that as Rodri’s shot is parried into Haaland who unselflishly puts the ball back across the box for Foden to clip in. Game well and truly over.

City dominating possession (0-2)

United can barely get a touch and you sense City are just building towards another goal. This is so disappointing for the hosts who have just disappeared in the second half.

Man United substitutions (0-2)

Last roll of the dice for United as Hojlund is replaced and boos echo around Old Trafford. Antony does not look happy on the bench that he hasn’t been brought on.

Onana stops Haaland from getting his hattrick (0-2)

It’s beautiful football from City and Haaland has a chance to get his third. Onana sprint off his line and does really well to close down the space before making a save.

Rashford drags his shot wide (0-2)

That was United’s best effort as a ball over the top falls to Rashford in the box but he lacks composure and pulls the shot just wide of the post. City won’t give up many more chances like that.

Mistakes creeping in to City’s play (0-2)

Whether it’s because they have had so much of the ball or United are showing signs of improvement I’m not sure. But City have just made a few sloppy mistakes to give the hosts hope. United win a couple of corners but the delivery is poor and City clear.

Alvarez fires into the stands (0-2)

City play through United’s non-existent midfield again and Alvarez is left to cut inside, set himself and get a shot off. The Argentinian won’t want to watch that back though s his effort sails into the stands.

United are all over the place (0-2)

This is really poor from United and any gameplan they did have looks to have gone out the window. Every pass is either backwards or not finding it’s target and City are just brilliant in everything they do. Old Trafford is quiet apart from the blue shirts in the away section.

Onana saves Grealish strike (0-2)

Nobody closes down Grealish and he has ages to shoot from the edge of the box. Onana does well to save but the chance will just keep coming for City if United don’t sort themselves out.

United’s midfield is off balance (0-2)

It was a strange decision to take Amrabat off and it hasn’t worked for United. McTominay is now having to try and play the deep playmaking role that he isn’t comfortable in and City are overrunning the hosts in the middle of the pitch. Worrying signs for United.

City in firm control now (0-2)

Silva wasn’t tracked by McTominay for the goal and Haaland had an easy finish. City are now in cruise control and it would be a huge upset if United manage to get back into this game.


It’s a replica chance that City had at the end of the first half and Haaland is left unmarked at the end of the box after being found by Silva. He makes no mistake with the header.

Ederson saves Fernandes shot (0-1)

United take their corner short and Fernandes has a sight at goal. His shot is dipping but Ederson makes the save.

Man United free kick just inside City’s half (0-1)

It’s positive from Mount as he wins a free kick that in turn gets the hosts a corner.

Man United substitution (0-1)

Mount is on and Amrabat is off as play gets back underway and United reshape their midfield.

Mason Mount preparing to come on for United (0-1)

Mason Mount is stripping off and preparing to come on.


How has Onana kept that out?! Haaland smashes a close-range header towards goal but somehow Onana is there to claw the ball away. Crazy end to the half.

Man United win a corner (0-1)

It’s good play from United and Rashford’s cross is put behind for a corner.

Stunning save from Ederson (0-1)

Yes we do have time as McTominay sends a rocket of a shot goalbound and Ederson somehow gets a hand to the effort. What a save!

Four minutes of stoppage time (0-1)

Four more minutes will be played at the end of the half? Is there time for late drama?

Evans defends cut-back for Haaland (0-1)

City win the ball back in United’s half and Walker has plenty of time to find Haaland but instead see’s his cross blocked by Evans. Another corner is given but United clear.

Foden and Amrabat are both booked (0-1)

Out come the handbags as Foden trips Amrabat and the pair then come together by putting their heads up against each other. Yellow cards shown to both.

United defend consecutive corners (0-0)

City try to poke holes in United’s defence and win quick corners that Maguire does well to meet and clear the danger.

Evans hacks down Grealish on edge of the box (0-1)

Grealish tries to skip past the experienced defender and is hacked down by Evans who sticks a leg out. Alvarez tries to find the top corner with a shot and Onana saves well.

What is Maguire doing? (0-1)

A cross comes in and Maguire tries to be too smart with his header and the ball ends up falling in the box where Haaland is lurking. Maguire is fortunately given a second chance to clear and does.

City are continuing to build (0-1)

Foden, Grealish and Bernardo are just beginning to get more of the ball in United’s half and that is a worry to the hosts as they try to remain organised. United being limited to tiny bursts of the ball at the moment.

Fernandes fires over (0-1)

Foden plays a crazy pass back to his defence and Hojlund pounces. He rounds Ederson but takes the ball too far wide. Fernandes is there for the cutback but shoots over from a tight angle.

United need to find a way back (0-1)

That was a hammer-blow to United who had been positive up to that stage. It was a weak pull on Rodri but probably should be a penalty. United need to avoid conceding again before half time.


Calm as you like from the City goalscorer as he sweeps his shot into the bottom corner. Onana is also booked for timewasting in the process.


Play is stopped and City have a penalty. Hojlund grabbed Rodri and a penalty is given.

Rodri wants a penalty (0-0)

Rodri is fuming after that free-kick and claims he was pulled back by Hojlund. Var is having a look.

United getting penned back (0-0)

It’s sloppy passing around the back from the hosts as Lindelof is slow on the ball and then hits a wayward pass into midfield. The result is a fould conceded by Amrabat that Maguire has to clear.

Strong save by Onana denies Grealish (0-0)

City work a short corner and Grealish tries to bend a shot into the bottom corner but is met by a strong glove from Onana. The follow-up corner is cleared.

Onana is quick off his line (0-0)

Foden produces a briliant first-time pass that puts Haaland in behind, but Onana reacted quickest and was straight off his line to boot the ball clear. Rodri sends a wayward shot off target moments later.

Match begins to find predicted rhythm

The game has settled ever so slightly with City getting more possession in the last few minutes and United trying to work counter-attacking opportunities when they can. Hojlund is sent on a marauding run on his own but City’s defence recovers well.

OFF THE LINE by Maguire (0-0)

That’s the brilliance we are on about as a cross to the back-post genrates a header from Grealish that Onana palms up in the air. Haaland is there for the rebound but Maguire clears the shot off the line.

City can’t get a foothold (0-0)

The visitors have been a bit shaky in the opening exchanges and can’t seem to find their usual rhythm against United’s high press. That being said, they only need one moment of brilliance.

McTominay has to play in Hojlund (0-0)

That’s an even better chance as United win the ball deep in City’s half, McTominay surges forward and he should pass to Hojlund who is in space. The midfielder takes it on himself and his shot is weakly hit into the arms of Ederson.

Promising start from United (0-0)

That gets the home supporters off their seats as Rashford gets down the left-wing before playing a pass inside and an eventual cross is just hit too far.

KICK OFF: Underway in Old Trafford (0-0)

Old Trafford erupts and we are underway for what promises to be another Manchester derby firecracker.

City and United legends are introduced to remember Sir Bobby Charlton

Legends from both teams have been introduced onto the pitch ahead of a one minute applause for Sir Bobby Charlton. What a touching moment that is.

Here come the players…

We are just moments away from kick-off as both teams emerge into a bouncing Old Trafford. Stay with us throughout the match for all the important updates.

City’s dangerman: Erling Haaland

The Norwegian machine probably wouldn’t have been expecting to come up against Maguire and Evans today, but he will be quietly confident ahead of kick-off.

Haaland has scored nine goals in nine Premier League appearances already this season and was in-form last time out after scoring twice in City’s Champions League win over Young Boys.

The problem for United is keeping track of Haaland usually requires more than one man and that will only free up space for City’s other incredible forwards.

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United’s dangerman: Marcus Rashford

It’s not been the start to the season the Manchester United winger would have been hoping for, but he usually comes alive in the derby and will be largely responsible for doing so again today.

Rashford scored the winner in this fixture at Old Trafford this season and will play on the back of City’s defence to try and catch balls landing in behind.

City will be wary of his pace and Rashford is waiting to the match to ignite his season. Could that happen today?

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United warms up prior to the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on October 29, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Erik ten Hag reveals Evans starting ahead of Varane is tactical

Erik ten Hag has explained the decision to start Jonny Evans ahead of Raphael Varane in defence is purely tactical and not because of injury.

Serial Champions League and World Cup winner, Varane, has struggled with injuries but possibly would have been expecting to start today.

Instead Ten Hag explained to Sky Sports pre-match that the team selection choice was due to ‘tactics’.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24:  Raphaël Varane of Manchester United celebrates during the UEFA Champions League match between Manchester United and F.C. Copenhagen at Old Trafford on October 24, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Micah Richards jokingly defends himself for his role in Wayne Rooney’s derby wondergoal

Here’s a piece of nostalgia for you ahead of kick-off with ex-City defender Micah Richards hilariously reliving the greatest goal the Manchester derby has ever seen.

The full back, now a pundit for Sky Sports and CBS Sports, was left helpless when Rooney launched into the air and hooked an acrobatic effort home at Old Trafford.

Footage of a goal that quickly cemented itself into the annals of Premier League history showed Vincent Kompany, City’s captain, marking Rooney in the box.


Jonny Evans starts his first Manchester derby in 12 YEARS

The Northern Irishman must be pinching himself after being given the nod by Erik ten Hag to start today’s Manchester derby.

Evans returned to the club on a short-term deal for pre-season before signing a contract with United for the season. He’s now starting against Manchester City for the first time since 2011.

His last appearance came in United’s 6-1 home hammering against City on a day when Evans was sent off and Mario Ballotelli famously produced his ‘why always me?’ shirt celebration.

United supporters will be hoping history doesn’t repeat itself today.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Jonny Evans of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Carrington Training Ground on October 23, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23:  Jonny Evans of Manchester United leaves the pitch after being sent off during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on October 23, 2011 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Haaland and Alvarez will fancy their chances today

The world’s deadliest striker will be supported by a World Cup winning strike partner in the form of Julian Alvarez and it could be a long day for United’s mismatched defence that boasts only one specialist full-back.

Erling Haaland scored a hattrick in this game at the Etihad last season but was stifled by Lisandro Martinez and Varane at Old Trafford. Today he will fancy his chances against the unusual centre-back partnership fo Maguire and Evans.

If United produce a clean-sheet today then it will be nothing short of a miracle.

Manchester City's Erling Haaland, left, reacts next to Manchester City's head coach Josep Guardiola, center, hugging Jeremy Doku, right, after the Champions League group G soccer match between BSC Young Boys and Manchester City, at the Wankdorf stadium, in Bern, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

United could be set for old school formation

The hosts have named a team that many of us perhaps didn’t think would be the one to start against City. Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans will start at centre-back, while four midfielders have also been picked by Ten Hag in the form of Sofyan Amrabat, Scott McTominay, Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes.

Marcus Rashford and Rasmus Hojlund are tasked with leading the line and that means we are looking at a throwback to the old school 4-4-2 formation.

It’s not often used in modern day football with more innovative formations emerging and United usually playing a 4-2-3-1 system. But could this be the way to beat City today? Time will tell


Pep Guardilola makes changes from City’s midweek Champions League victory over Young Boys as Jack Grealish is hauled back into the starting side, while summer signing Josko Gvardiol gets his first taste of the Manchester derby.

CITY XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Gvardiol, Rodrigo, Bernardo, Foden, Grealish, Alvarez, Haaland


Erik ten Hag names his starting team for the derby and the big omission is there is no place for Casemiro in the matchday squad. The Brazilian had been involved in training but was waiting on a late fitness call to be made.

Meanwhile, Antony, Raphael Varane and Mason Mount are other absentees as they start on the bench.

MAN UNITED XI: Onana, Lindelof, Amrabat, Maguire. Fernandes, Rashford, Hojlund, Eriksen, Dalot, Evans, McTominay

Who needs victory more today?

When we’ve approached this game in previous seasons, Manchester City have usually been in a position of Premier League dominance and United challenging for the top four.

However, today, City are currently five points adrift of Tottenham at the top of the table and the Red Devils in eight place of the league standings and desperately needing to avoid defeat.

United have won their previous three games in all competitions and a win against their cross-city rivals would be viewed as a turning point for Erik ten Hag’s side after recent difficulties.

Meanwhile, City would be slammed if they slip-up again after an unconvincing couple of weeks for the reigning English champions.

Untied would love to win, but City need it more.

Good afternoon and welcome to Old Trafford

Good afternoon and thank you for joining us for today’s mouthwatering Manchester derby. Old Trafford is the destination of this season’s first meeting between United and City, with Erik ten Hag desperately hoping the hosts can replicate their victory in the same fixture last season.

Kick off is at 3.30pm and team news will be with us in about 20 minutes time. Before then we have plenty to cover.

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