The Manchester Derby: A Historic Rivalry

First Contest: The Manchester Derby is one of football’s oldest rivalries, dating back to 1881. It all started when St. Mark’s (West Gorton) (later Manchester City) faced Newton Heath LYR (after Manchester United). Newton Heath won the inaugural encounter 3-0, which was hailed as “a pleasant game” at the time.

Grounds: Both clubs play at iconic stadiums:

Manchester City play their home games at the Etihad Stadium in Bradford, East Manchester.

Manchester United’s home ground is Old Trafford in the borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester. These stadiums are separated by around four kilometers.

Head-to-Head: They have played 191 matches in various competitions over the years. Manchester United has 78 wins, Manchester City has 60, and the remaining 53 games have ended in ties.

Memorable Moments

  • Manchester United 1-6 City (1926)
  • Manchester United 0-5 City (1955)
  • Manchester United 5-0 City (1994)
  • Manchester United 1-6 City (2011)
  • Highest Goal-Scoring Match:
  • City 6–3 United (2022)
  • Longest Win Streak
  • Manchester United: An impressive 8 consecutive wins (1993–2000)
  • Longest Unbeaten Streak
  • Manchester United: An incredible 16 games unbeaten (1990–2001)
  • Current Form:
  • Manchester City holds a 2-game win streak (2023–present)



The upcoming Manchester Derby between Manchester City and Manchester United is a widely anticipated Premier League match. Let us go into the details:

Position on the Table:

Manchester City: They currently sit in second place in the Premier League standings.

Manchester United: The Red Devils are in 6th place in the league.

Form Guide:

Manchester City has won eight of their previous nine Premier League games, demonstrating their outstanding form.

Manchester United Regretfully, their most recent Premier League match at Old Trafford ended in a 2-1 loss to Fulham.

Key Players to Watch:

Erling Haaland: The prolific striker has been a goal-scoring machine and will be a significant threat.

Kevin De Bruyne: His creativity and vision in midfield can unlock defenses.


The great Roy Keane of Manchester United thinks that Manchester City is a heavy favorite to win this weekend’s derby. He stresses the need for United to strengthen its defense in order to prevent Pep Guardiola’s team from outperforming them.

According to a supercomputer, Manchester City has a 57.7% chance of winning the derby.

A battle of pride, emotion, and tradition, the Manchester Derby is more than just a football match. Aiming for moments that will become part of football legend, supporters look forward to every match.


We anticipate a fierce matchup between the two Manchester teams, with City coming out ahead. But anything may happen on matchday in football because it’s an unpredictable competition that’s why we love it!

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