Manchester United vs Manchester City to Be Shown Live on ESPN On US Television

Monday’s derby between Manchester United and Manchester City will be shown live on ESPN in the United States.

The match kicks off at 3pm ET and will be shown on the flagship ESPN network instead of ESPN2. Plus, the game will be televised live on ESPN Deportes and via the WatchESPN app. The match programming on ESPN begins at 2:30pm ET.

Ian Darke and Steve McManaman will be the commentators for a game between two of the biggest teams in the Premier League. City, as current title holders, will want to get some revenge on United even if Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are running away with the title.

For the Premier League TV and Internet schedule for all of the games from now through until the end of the season, view our TV guide.

12 thoughts on “Manchester United vs Manchester City to Be Shown Live on ESPN On US Television”

  1. Looking forward to it. Last year the 1-0 match was played on a Monday and the weather was so nice here in NYC I was able to watch it outdoors at a beer garden. Hopefully we’ll get the same thing this year. C’mon City!!!!

  2. To the neutral viewer this game doesn’t have the same attraction to the one last year because United are so far ahead in points to City. Mathematically City are still alive but no one believes that United will let this big a lead slip away even if they lose on Monday.

    This will still be a feisty affair as bragging rights in the city are at stake and each will want to show the other who is best. Hopefully the soccer will merit the attention as both sides have quality in abundance. United will also want to erase last season’s 6-1 drubbing which allowed City to win the title on goal difference.

    1. The hype is justified because:

      1. Manchester United is in the Top 3 of the only “Football League” that matters to industry executives:

      Deloitte Football Money League

      2. Manchester United outdraws all other EPL clubs on television around the world

      3. Manchester City is also in the Top 10 of the Deloitte Football Money League

      While I respect those of you who support smaller clubs, the media business is built around big “brands”.

      Manchester United is a global brand.

  3. This game only matters to United and City fans. There’s no drama in this one for the rest of us.

    The relegation battle and battle between Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal and Everton for 3rd and 4th is where the drama is.

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