What is the position of Manchester United and Manchester City?
Manchester United sits in the sixth position with 64 points. Manchester City ranks second on the Premier League table with 86 points.
What is the form of Manchester United as compared to Manchester City's?
Manchester United approaches the midweek's derby on the back of a 4-0 thrashing at the Goodison Park against Everton on Sunday. The outcome of the encounter simply puts a cap on the series of lackluster performances the Red Devils have exhibited in recent times.
Despite their domineering campaign which followed the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the 20-time English champions are on the brink of missing out on Champions League football next season. At Everton, Manchester United registered its fifth away defeat in succession across all competition - a feat that was last seen over three decades ago.
The Reds' plight is further deepened by the fact that they have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 11 matches in all competitions, a loophole Manchester City will aim to exploit to their advantage in the upcoming derby. Over the last 10 matches, Solskjaer's side has managed just four wins while losing the remaining six. They have registered just two wins in their last eight games in all competitions.
For Manchester City, the defeat away to Tottenham Hotspur has proved to be the only chink in its armor in recent months. The Citizens' bid for a domestic double has seen them rack up a number of wins which stretches back to December 2018.
Over the course of the last 10 matches, City has recorded nine wins and a single defeat. Pep's side approach Wednesday's clash on the back of successive wins over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League and Premiership respectively.
What is the head to head record of Manchester United vs Manchester City?
Manchester United and Manchester City have met on 176 occasions. The Reds have won 72, drawn 52 and lost 52. Despite denying City the opportunity to lift the league at their expense inside the Etihad last season, Manchester United has not won at home to their cross-town rivals since 2015.
The last meeting between the two clubs ended 3-1 in favor of the blue side back in November 2018.
Team news: Who is injured or suspended for Manchester United vs Manchester City?
Aside the injury sustained by Kevin De Bruyne against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, Manchester City has no fresh injury concerns. Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo remains a long-term absentee.
For the hosts, Luke Shaw could return to the starting lineup after serving a suspension in the previous game. Ashley Young will also feature having started the match against Everton on the bench.
Prior to the trip to the Goodison Park, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Ander Herrera was back in training after missing a handful of recent matches through injury. However, Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, and Phil Jones have been ruled out as they are yet to recover from respective injuries.
No player is suspended for both Manchester United and Manchester City.
Players to watch in Manchester United vs Manchester City
Paul Pogba in the Premier League this season: 13 goals, nine assists
Sergio Aguero in the Premier League this season: 19 goals and eight assists.
What are the managers saying ahead of Manchester United vs Manchester City?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United
"We've got to be ready for the press, for their pressing because they've got quality on the ball," Solskjaer told reporters at a news conference.
"We've got to defend well. When we win it, we've got to be ready for their aggression, they will snap at your ankles and heels and kick you.
"They are not going to allow us easy counter-attacking. There will be fouls, absolutely no doubt about it, because when you watch their games they commit so many players forward.
"They will be stopping us as high as they can, I think.
"We had a meeting after the [Everton] game and you can see all the players are definitely, definitely disappointed, but really, really hurt by that performance.
"The City game is the perfect one, there's no hiding place on the pitch.
"Our fans will back you whatever result there will be as long as you give that effort. Against a City side that's been very, very good, we have got to turn up."
Pep Guardiola, Manchester City
"I expect the best United tomorrow, I am sure.
"They are bright. Football players try to do their best and tomorrow is going to happen. We prepare for their strong points and weak points.
"It is a derby and all the times we play against United, the derbies are always special games and the players do their best for the fans the club.
"I saw the game, I imagine what will happen against us. The game against Everton is over." What is the head-to-head record of Manchester United vs Manchester City?
Broadcast information for Manchester United vs Manchester City
In UK, Manchester United vs Manchester City will be aired live on Sky Sports Main Event, SKY GO Extra, and Sky Sports Premier League.
In US, the Premier League clash will be shown live on UNIVERSO, NBCSN. A live stream will be available on Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports Live, UNIVERSO NOW
Manchester United vs Manchester City Broadcast Information
Stadium: Old Trafford (Manchester)
Canada: TSN4, RDS GO, TSN1, RDS 2, TSN GO
France: RMC Sport 1, RMC Sport en direct
India: Hotstar VIP, Star Sports Select HD1, Star Sports Select 1
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, beIN Sports 1 Indonesia, RCTI
Malaysia: Astro SuperSport 3, Astro Go
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Select, Ziggo Sport 14
Nigeria: Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Nigeria, SuperSport 3 Africa
Portugal: Sport TV1
Spain: Movistar Liga de Campeones, Movistar+
Turkey: S Sport, Digiturk Play, S Sport+, Idman TV
United Kingdom: SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, BBC Radio 5 Live, NOW TV, Sky Go UK, BBC Radio Manchester
United States: NBCSports.com, NBCSN, fuboTV, SiriusXM FC, NBC Sports Live, UNIVERSO NOW, UNIVERSO, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo