Man City vs Man United Head-to-Head: Who are the Kings of the Manchester Derby?

The Manchester Derby has become one of the most iconic in Europe in recent years. After decades of dominance from Man United, Man City have started to claw back, and even now surpass Man United. Let’s take a look back at the recent head-to-head matches between these two great sides.

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Manchester City vs Manchester United Head-to-Head Record

Manchester City v Manchester United local rivalry has seen 189 matches between the two sides have taken place. While Man City are starting to close the gap between the two, Man United have twenty more victories over Man City, with the historic gulf between the two sides clear to see. Across all competitions, Man United have 78 wins, 53 draws, and 58 defeats. Man United beat City in all competitions bar one, the EFL Cup, where City claimed one more victory than United.

Unlike many records like this, Man United are actually leading in both home and away fixtures. When City are at home, Man United have a 31-win to 28-win record. While Man United at home sees that gulf increase to 35 for Man United and 22 to Man City.

As we mentioned, things are starting to change, especially at Old Trafford, where City have claimed victory over Man United in four of the last seven visits.

Manchester City v Manchester United Last Five H2H

While Manchester United won when the two sides last met, a tight 2-1 home victory, City have a three to two lead in the last five. While it hasn’t seen City swing into a commanding lead in the head-to-head, it does look to be causing a shift.

While Pep has been one of the most significant impacts on City performances in recent years, his career record against Man United is an indicator in what might be to come in this head-to-head. Pep has a record of 10 wins, 3 draws, and 6 losses against Man United. While his record while at City has been much closer, he’s clearly a manager looking to change the history of this derby.

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14.01.2023 – Manchester United 2 – 1 Manchester City – Premier League

The most recent game between the two sides, and a crucial game for Man United at the time. Goals from Bruno F, and Rashford saw Man United claim a huge three points after Grealish opened the scoring for Man City.

02.10.2022 Manchester City 6 – 3 Manchester United – Premier League

A barnstorming fixture, with goals aplenty, but it was City who showed just how dominant they could be on the day. Hat tricks from Haaland and Foden saw City humiliate their rivals.

06.03.2022 Manchester City 4 – 1 Manchester United – Premier League

It was another dominant display from City, who were all over Man United at the Etihad. Winning in almost every possible positive stat, it was City at their finest.

06.11.2021 Manchester United 0 – 2 Manchester City – Premier League

Having lost at home earlier in the season, City were back to winning ways and taking points away from United at Old Trafford. It was another dominant display, in what’s become a predictable outcome when these two meet.

07.03.2021 Manchester City 0 – 2 Manchester United – Premier League

A dominant performance from City, but it was United that claimed victory. United were on the back foot for most of the game, but game away from the Etihad with two goals, and three crucial points.

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Manchester City v Manchester United Trophy Head-to-Head

If there’s one area that Manchester United are undeniably ahead in, it’s the trophy haul. With an impressive 67 to Man City’s 30, Man United dominate this area of the head-to-head. While City are doing their best to play catchup, their lack of a major European trophy thus far is their major stumbling block on this front. Victory in the 2023 FA Cup Final, for example, will only see City move to seven total. Whereas Man United currently sit on 12.

Manchester City v Manchester United Top Goalscorer Head-to-Head

Wayne Rooney leads the all-time goalscorers list, with no current player in the top 10. Man City are very present in the top, however, with Joe Haynes and Francis Lee both on 10, and recent City hero Sergio Agüero coming in a fourth with 9. Though, it might not be long until this list has a new addition, with Haaland, who has only featured in two head-to-head fixtures, already on 3 goals.


Vladimir’s dreams of becoming a professional basketball player ended a long time ago, but his other dream of becoming a writer came true as he combined his love of writing and sports to become a professional content writer who covers multiple sports, including football, basketball, and tennis.