Why is Man Utd vs Man City kicking off at 3:30pm on Sunday? | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED and Manchester City are all set to lock horns once again – but there will be an unusual kick-off time.

Pep Guardiola's men are slowly becoming the driving force of Manchester despite the Red Devils' previous dominance in English football.

However, the outcome of this upcoming derby is still hard to predict as Erik ten Hag's side beat City in this very same Premier League fixture last season.

But one thing we do know is the unusual kick-off time, and SunSport can explain the reason behind it.

Why is Man Utd vs Man City kicking off at 3:30pm?

The Super Sunday showdown will get underway at an unusual time of3:30pm BST due to an agreement between the clubs.

A statement on Manchester United's official website read: "The derby with Manchester City will be staged towards the end of the month, with the Old Trafford encounter being moved to 29 October, kicking off at 15:30 GMT.

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"The fixture, which we won 2-1 last season with Marcus Rashford netting a memorable winner, is to be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK.

"The unusual start time was agreed following consultation between the clubs, the broadcaster and local authorities."

Times and dates are notably changed to accommodate clubs playing in Europe – the Champions League and Europa League.

When is Man Utd vs Man City?

  • Manchester United vs Manchester City will take place on Saturday, October 28.
  • Old Trafford is the allocated arena for this huge match and it can host around 74,310 roaring fans.
  • Marcus Rashford's 82nd-minute strike saw United complete an epic comeback in their most recent Premier League fixture against City.
  • Fans can follow SunSport's live blog for minute-by-minute coverage.

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