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Manchester Derby Match Facts: Manchester United vs Manchester City

On the United aspect of things, Anthony Martial is available and Edinson Cavani could make his return for Manchester United. In this article, Check out the match facts of Manchester United vs Manchester City. Both teams have a rich history.

Last updated: 12.12.2020
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On the United aspect of things, Anthony Martial is available and Edinson Cavani could make his return for Manchester United. The attacking duo had missed Tuesday night’s costly Champions League loss at RB Leipzig. Luke Shaw had also managed 61 minutes on his return from a hamstring injury which saw him out for a few weeks in Germany, where David de Gea also replaced Dean Henderson in goal after missing last weekend's win at West Ham through injury. Fred comes back into the fold having been suspended for United's Champions League decider after a red card against PSG.

For City, star striker- Aguero might not be starting the game after just coming back from a knee injury. Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has just recovered from a blow to the ankle but defender Eric Garcia still faces a couple of weeks on the sidelines with a knock which wouldn’t let him start.

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  • Manchester United won both Premier League meetings with Manchester City last season - they last won three in a row in the competition against their local rivals between November 2008-April 2010 (four wins).

  • Manchester City have won seven Premier League away games at Old Trafford, more than any other visiting side, with six of their seven such victories away to Manchester United coming in the previous nine seasons.

  • Just 21% of Manchester United's Premier League points this season have been won in home games (4/19), the lowest share in the division so far this term.

  • Manchester United have won a league-high 15 points from losing positions this season (all away from home), with their victory against West Ham last time out putting them top of this particular stat all-time for the Premier League (385 points).

  • Manchester City have lost five Premier League away games in 2020, last losing more in a single calendar year in the competition back in 2015 (7).

  • Manchester City have won their last two Premier League games by an aggregate score of 7-0 - that's as many goals as they'd netted in their previous seven league games combined, while they're looking to keep three consecutive league clean sheets for the first time since a run of four in April/May 2019.

  • Of all managers to have faced Man City boss Pep Guardiola at least four times in all competitions, Man Utd's Ole Gunnar Solskjær has the highest win rate against the Spaniard, with the Norwegian winning three of their five meetings (60%).

  • Bruno Fernandes has been involved in more Premier League goals than any other player since his United debut in February, scoring 15 and contributing 11 assists in just 24 games.

  • United have only twice lost more than three Premier League home games in an entire season: 2001-02 and 2013-14.

  • The most recent English player to score in a Premier League Manchester derby for City was James Milner in 2013.

  • Raheem Sterling has never scored in 16 Premier League appearances against Manchester United.

Also Read | The Derby Diaries: The Legendary Manchester Derby

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