The 191st Manchester derby is all set to unfold at Old Trafford as Manchester United look to seek revenge for the FA Cup final loss back in June. City look to avoid setbacks in the title race while Manchester United are aiming for a fourth consecutive win in all competitions.
Manchester United vs Manchester City H2H Record
The Manchester derby is one of the iconic rivalries in world football and it has been played out on 190 occasions. The Manchester United vs Manchester City stats are:
- Manchester United Wins: 78
- Draws: 53
- Manchester City Wins: 59
Manchester United have had the upper hand over Manchester City in Manchester United vs Manchester City H2H for several decades. It is evident from the sizable number of wins that United have accumulated over the years. City, though, are making significant inroads into the overall number in the last decade. City are now just 19 wins away from levelling the field.
Last time out…
The Manchester United vs Manchester City recent H2Hs finished with a 2-1 victory for Manchester City at Wembley in the FA Cup final. The match witnessed the fastest FA Cup final goal, as Ilkay Gundogan broke the deadlock after just 13 seconds on the clock. Even though United equalised through Fernandes’ penalty in the 33rd minute, Ilkay Gundogan sealed City’s treble with a second goal after the break.
Manchester United vs Manchester City H2H: Potential MVP
Bruno Fernandes has easily been carrying Manchester United so far this season. The Portuguese international has been able to enjoy two goals and two assists from his nine league appearances so far this season. He has churned out a string of top performances for club and country in recent weeks.
The Manchester United vs Manchester City football stats has also been kind for the 29-year-old, who has come up with three goals in nine appearances against Manchester City. Crucially, two of these goals have come in the last two matches.
Fernandes will be given a free role against City in a bid to tackle the impressive offensive push from the defending champions. Fernandes was instrumental in sparking a comeback in the last meeting between the two clubs at Old Trafford. The chances of witnessing Fernandes on the scoresheet are also higher as the default penalty taker for United.
Manchester United: Players in focus
Bruno Fernandes set to dictate
Bruno Fernandes has been the dominant figure in the Manchester United squad by a significant margin. Apart from dictating play, Fernandes also has an eye for goal. The Portuguese international is looking for a goal against City in his third consecutive appearance.
Diogo Dalot offering powerful wing-play
Diogo Dalot has been one of the top defenders for United this season. The 24-year-old has been churning out excellent performances since the turn of October. He will be going up against a very fluid offensive line-up from City.
Marcus Rashford keen on goals
Marcus Rashford has been a consistent performer for United this season. Even though the forward has returned with only one goal and one assist so far in the league, Rashford has had a decent run against City with five goals in 18 games.
Manchester City: Players in focus
Erling Haaland seeking first goals at Old Trafford
Erling Haaland picked up a hat-trick in his very first match against United. However, he has not scored in the two games since then. Haaland is looking for his first goals at Old Trafford after having had a midweek brace against the Young Boys.
Rodri offering strength and substance
Rodri has been an immense strength for City in the middle of the park. Statistically, the presence of the Spaniard has massively improved City’s win percentage.
Jeremy Doku providing the X factor
Jeremy Doku continues to make a strong impact on the starting line-up for City. He has two goals and two assists in his Premier League and Champions League games for City this season.
Even though Manchester United have put together three consecutive wins in all competitions, they have had to limp in certain situations. Manchester City have been getting back to the best and the team has managed back-to-back wins leading up to the Manchester derby. City have a lot more momentum and quality across the pitch. They may inflict United’s third home defeat of the season.
We expect a 2-1 win for Manchester City.