The Manchester derby is a huge fixture and today’s game is no exception

The Manchester derby is one of the biggest games on the football calendar. Given the rivalry between Manchester City and Manchester United, it is a must-watch fixture whenever the two sides meet. Today’s game is no exception particularly given what is at stake for City at the Etihad Stadium today.

Today’s game has almost become a must-win game for Pep Guardiola’s side. Given that it’s a derby it is always a must-win fixture for both teams but with City involved in a tense three-way title race, three points are a must for the champions. Following their midweek win over Luton Town Pep Guardiola’s side will head into today’s game in top form. They will be hoping to bring their goal-scoring form from Kenilworth Road into today’s meeting between the two rivals. It could be a crucial factor in today’s game.

Erik ten Hag’s side will be determined to put a dent in City’s title aspirations. Given that United are not contending for the Premier League title this season a chance to get one over their local rivals is huge motivation for City’s arch-rivals.

Speaking with Phil Foden said he knows how much today’s game means. Being a local product the Manchester derby is a must-win fixture for the England international. Foden said: “I know what it’s about, I know how the fans feel. It’s a big occasion and I’m happy that I’m part of it. I feel there’s a little bit more pressure on the game because it’s the one that everyone cares about. It’s the one fans want to win desperately.”

Another big Manchester derby awaits today. It is one of the biggest fixtures on the calendar and today’s game is no exception. You can hear the thoughts of Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney in the video below courtesy of on just how much the Manchester derby means to Manchester City fans. The video sets the scene for what promises to be another massive game between the two rivals.

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