The Manchester Derby: Away Day Delight, Pep's March Magnificence, Double Trouble & Confirmed Lineups

It's Manchester derby day, as United entertain City in a mouthwatering Premier League clash at Old Trafford.

You want it, we want it and the players want it - but who's likely to come out on top by the time it's all said and done?


Well, with the help of our friends at Opta, here's your comprehensive pre-game stat pack.....and confirmation of both confirmed lineups.


The Stats

​Manchester United have lost their last three home games against ​Manchester City in all competitions – they have only lost four against them consecutively once previously, between January 1926 and February 1931.

Man City have already lost twice against Man Utd this season, losing in the Premier League and League Cup – they have lost three times against them in three previous seasons; 1956-57, 1995-96 and 2009-10.

The away side has won six of the last seven matches between Man Utd and Man City in all competitions, with the exception a 3-1 home win for Man City in November 2018.

Manchester United are looking to complete a league double over Man City for the first time since Alex Ferguson retired, last achieving it in 2009-10. The last Red Devils manager other than Ferguson to achieve a double over City was Dave Sexton in the 1978-79 season.

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson

Man City have won their last three Premier League matches at Old Trafford, and could become the first top-flight side to win four in a row away to Man Utd since the Citizens themselves did a run of five between 1968-1972.

Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four home league games, including each of the last two. They last recorded three consecutive shutouts at Old Trafford back in February 2018.

Manchester City are unbeaten in all 10 of their ​Premier League games in March under manager Pep Guardiola (W8 D2), winning each of the last seven in a row. Their last defeat in the month came in 2016 against Manchester United.

Man City manager Pep Guardiola has won all three of his Premier League away games against Man Utd – no visiting manager has won more at Old Trafford.

Pep Guardiola

Since the start of last season, no player has made more errors leading to a goal in the Premier League than Man Utd’s ​David De Gea (7). The Spaniard has also conceded 33 Premier League goals against Man City (11 more than vs any other opponent), shipping a goal on average every 46 minutes against them.

In all competitions, Man City’s ​Sergio Agüero has netted nine goals in Manchester derby matches – only Wayne Rooney (11), Joe Hayes (10) and Francis Lee (10) have netted more in the fixture. Meanwhile, in the Premier League, only Steven Gerrard (5) has scored more goals at Old Trafford as a visiting player than Agüero (4).

The Lineups

Source : 90min