Jose Mourinho's concerns about fixture congestion are unlikely to be eased with the Manchester derby to be played on Thursday April 27 (Friday morning AEST) .
21 Mar 2017 - 7:58 AM  UPDATED 21 Mar 2017 - 7:59 AM

The match at the Etihad Stadium was originally due to be played on February 26 but was postponed due to the EFL Cup final, in which United defeated Southampton 3-2.

The new date comes four days after City take on Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals and United face Burnley in the Premier League.

Aguero goal helps City share points with Liverpool
Sergio Aguero's equaliser claimed a vital point for Manchester City, who remain above Liverpool in third in the Premier League after the sides drew 1-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

United boss Jose Mourinho has voiced his displeasure at the scheduling of top-flight games this season, with his side now facing the prospect of nine matches throughout April due to their involvement in the Europa League.

City triumphed 2-1 in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in September but Pep Guardiola's side were beaten 1-0 in the EFL Cup a month later.

The last time the teams met in a league match on a Thursday was in November 1994, when United won 5-0.