21 Oct 2011

World set to watch Monday's Manchester derby

6:13 am on 21 October 2011

The football world is set to watch the Manchester derby at 1.30 on Monday morning when the English champions Manchester United play the league leaders Manchester City in one of the most eagerly-awaited derbies for years.

According to recent figures from the Premier League, 1.4 billion viewers regularly tune in to watch their matches everywhere from Australia to Zanzibar and Monday's game will be one of the biggest attractions of the season.

City beat United in the last competitive match between them, the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley in April.