The first Manchester derby this season will unfold in front of the Sky cameras this Sunday - but how do the teams shape up going into the showdown? The 188th meeting between the rivals kicks off Super Sunday this weekend, with hosts Manchester City unbeaten in 19 Premier League games - dating back to a 3-2 home defeat against Tottenham in February. Meanwhile, Manchester United's current run of four successive league wins is their longest since April 2021 - a five-game winning streak that included a 2-0 win at the Etihad. Manchester City Manchester United Sunday 2nd October 1:00pm Kick off 2:00pm The fact both teams are in good form should come as no surprise - only Chelsea's summer spending exceeded the £227m outlay at Old Trafford and, in Erling Haaland, City have a striker whose current strike-rate would see him end the season with 59 Premier League goals. Sign up for PL goal alerts Get Sky Sports Download the Sky … [Read more...] about Man City vs Man Utd: Premier League titans clash at Etihad this Sunday | How do Pep Guardiola and Erik ten Hag’s sides shape up?
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For those tempted to write off Erling Haaland’s historically-hot start to life as a Premier League striker, we get it: There’s something rather dull about not wondering the identity of the 2022 Golden Boot winner, but just the number of his final tally. Haaland’s Premier League-leading 11 goals from seven games has him five goals clear of the next two players: Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic. That’s 1.57 goals per game from Haaland, a pace that would bag him just under 60 goals over the course of a 38-game Premier League season. [ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA ] And even though Haaland is currently overperforming his expected goals total of 8.35, that translates to more than 43 goals scored in a single season. (For a breakdown of how Haaland’s doing what he does, check this video): Haaland is extremely unlikely to hit even 50 goals given the schedule congestion to come for Man City, but the Premier League record could very well be … [Read more...] about Premier League top scorers: Who is leading 2022 Golden Boot race?
Has Cristiano Ronaldo played his last game for Manchester United? [ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA ] With the summer transfer window closing at 6pm ET on Thursday, Sept. 1, Manchester United’s next game is at home against Leicester City on the same day as it kicks off at 3pm ET. That means if Ronaldo is going to get his wish to leave Manchester United, he may have just played his final minutes as a Red Devil in their narrow 1-0 win at Southampton. What did Erik ten Hag say about Ronaldo’s future? Erik ten Hag had this to say when asked if that was the final game in a Manchester United shirt for Cristiano Ronaldo: “We plan with him. So we want him to stay. So that is what we want.” Ronaldo came on in the 68th minute with United 1-0 up and he had two chances on the break. First, Moussa Djenepo denied him in the box with a wonderful last-ditch tackle. Then a ball over the top looked to have set Ronaldo free but he showed his 37 years as Mohammed Salisu … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo: Erik ten Hag gives update on future; transfer plans
At first, Goncalo Guedes refused. Bruno Lage, his coach in the Benfica academy, had proposed a bet while on a visit to Madrid for a tournament. He would get a haircut like Cristiano Ronaldo, but only if the young winger got a Mohawk like Mario Balotelli. Eventually, and much to the amusement of his team-mates, Guedes came back with a counterproposal. He would get the Mohawk, but it would be inverted; shaved through the middle, but with enough on the sides, he hoped, to conceal the damage. Lage happily accepted and, needlessly to say, it was Guedes who came out of it worse, his inverted Mohawk so ridiculous that he had little choice but to shave off the sides as well. "I was 14 or 15 but I had been moved up a year, so I was the youngest in the group," Guedes tells Sky Sports with a chuckle as he recalls the episode. "I was a bit young and crazy. I joked with the manager a lot. After that, we always had a good relationship." Get Sky Sports | Get NOW to stream big … [Read more...] about Goncalo Guedes exclusive interview: Wolves winger on Bruno Lage reunion and adapting to the Premier League