Manchester City U21 host rival Manchester United at the Academy Stadium for a Premier League 2 clash on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues currently sit in second place in the league table, while the Reds sit in eighth position. City have lost just twice in Premier League 2 this term, with both defeats taking place last October. United, meanwhile, have endured a somewhat difficult campaign and have won just six of their 20 games.

It was City who came out on top when the two teams met in the first under-21 derby of the season in November. The locals opened the scoring, but the Blues quickly took control of the game and won 6-1 at the Leigh Sports Village, with four goals from Carlos Borges.

United’s match against Leicester City earlier this week has been postponed, while the Blues have also not played since early March.

The start is at 12:00 pm; you can follow all the action from Academy Stadium LIVE below.

form guide

United have suffered just one defeat since the turn of the year at domestic level, the loss against Chelsea being their first since November. The Reds have scored 16 times in their last eight games in all competitions.

Meanwhile, City have had some fine goal scoring this season and have found the back of the net 57 times, also conceding a league low of just 23 goals.

Carlos Borges has scored 15 goals in 18 appearances for Brian Barry-Murphy’s side this term, while Joe Hugill has found the net nine times for Mark Dempsey’s side.

(Image: Manchester United FC 2022)

How to watch City Sub-21 vs United Sub-21

Both clubs will cover today’s derby at the Academia Stadium.

To watch the crash on MUTV, click here. For City+, click here.

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the last time they saw each other

City won 6-1 when the two sides met earlier in the season.

Carlos Borges scored four times for the visiting team, while Dire Mebude and Will Dickson also got in on the act.

It was United who took the lead early on thanks to Rhys Bennett’s header.

(Image: 2022 Matt McNulty – Manchester City)

how are the things going

It’s 2nd vs 8th in Premier League 2 this afternoon. The derby will start at 12:00 noon.

United have only won six times all season, but they have also only lost five times, while City have won 12 of their 19 games.


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