Liverpool, Manchester United And City Take Note - The Derby Has Been Rescheduled To A Crunch Point In The Premier League Season
The date for the rescheduled Manchester Derby has been revealed, and its new location in the Premier League calendar will certainly get tongues wagging, as it will now take place on Wednesday April 24 under the lights of Old Trafford.
The blockbuster fixture was originally meant to take place over the weekend of March 16, but had to be changed as both Manchester clubs will be involved in the FA Cup quarter-finals: Man Utd travel to Wolves, and Man City venture over to Wales where they face Championship side Swansea.
The eagerly anticipated match will now be nestled in the final few weeks of the season - fourth to last fixture in the league - and the outcome could prove to have a huge say in where the title goes.
Man City currently top the pile, but Liverpool crucially still have a game in hand, which they play on Sunday...away to Man Utd - a win will send Jurgen Klopp’s men three points clear with 11 games to go.
Liverpool, who have not won the English title since 1990, then only face two of the top-six teams through to the end of the season, and both those clashes against Spurs and Chelsea are at Anfield. Meanwhile, their final four games pits them against Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle, and Wolves.
Over in the blue half of Manchester, City, who remain in contention to win an unprecedented quadruple, face Spurs just four days before they do battle against United in what promises to be a crunch period in April. City’s fixture against Cardiff has also been moved to April 6.
A rejuvenated United now have high hopes of securing a top-four finish, and Solskjaer’s men have a number of pivotal games left on the card, including Sunday’s sizzler at home to rivals Liverpool, Arsenal away in March, City on April 24, and Chelsea a few days later. The club’s games against Wolves, West Ham, Everton, and the aforementioned Chelsea clash.