Manchester Derby: Everything you need to know

Manchester Derby day

The most exciting match in the English Premier League is coming this week. It is a Derby match between Manchester United and Manchester City, two teams from the same city. Football fans around the world become crazy to watch the clash between these two teams. It is not only a match but also a matter of pride for both clubs. On Sunday, March 6, Manchester City will host their city rival, Man United, at the Etihad Stadium.

Stats & Records

Manchester United have faced the Citizens 186 times. The majority of the games have been won by the Red Devils. They have won 77 matches against Manchester City in all competitions, while the Citizens registered 56 victories. There have been 53 draws between the two teams.

However, the Guardiola boys have already beat the Red Devils earlier this season. They are now looking to defeat them again in the same season. On the other hand, Manchester United have a decent record at Etihad Stadium against the home team. They have won all of their previous three meetings against the Citizens at Etihad. Manchester United will register a new record if they can beat Man City.  If they win on Sunday, it will be their fourth consecutive victory over Manchester City.

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Team News

Several players of Manchester United missed the clash against Watford. Edinson Cavani and Mctominay are among them. Cavani is suffering from a groin injury. But both were seen in the training ground of the Red Devils. Mctominay might return to the squad in the clash against Man City but Cavani is still in doubt. However, Raphael Varane has returned to the squad. So, the fans are hoping to see him on Sunday.

On the other hand, Pep Guardiola also has some injury concerns in the squad. Center back Ruben Dias got a knock against Peterborough in the FA Cup. Nathan Ake also suffered in this match. As a result, Pep Guardiola substituted both players after the first half. However, there is good news for the City fans. Jack Grealish, who has joined Man City in the last summer transfer window for 100 million euro, has a great chance to play the Derby. He has returned to the squad after a long injury.