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Manchester City confirm rescheduled date for Manchester United clash

Goal.com logo Goal.com 20-03-2017

Manchester City have confirmed their rescheduled Premier League clash with Manchester United will take place on Thursday, April 27.

The initial fixture had been postponed due to United's involvement in the EFL Cup, with Jose Mourinho's side lifting the trophy thanks to a 3-2 win over Southampton.

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City's game with Middlesbrough has also been moved to Sunday, April 30 with a 14:05 kick-off. That game had been pencilled in for Saturday, but has been pushed back an extra day to help the players recover.

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FIXTURE BULLETIN! #mcfc City v United confirmed for Thursday 27 April at 8pm Boro v City moves to Sunday 30 April at 2.05pm pic.twitter.com/USvWJjOzdQ

— Manchester City (@ManCity) March 20, 2017

The original Manchester derby game was due to take place on February 26. United's involvement in the Europa League and FA Cup also saw some of their other games postponed, meaning a late season fixture pile-up.

Mourinho revealed his frustration with the large number of remaining fixtures, with United set to play 15 more games if they reach the Europa League final.

The last time the Manchester derby took place on a Thursday was 23 years ago, but it is not one City fans will want to recall, with United winning 5-0.

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