Manchester United VS Manchester City: First Derby of the Season

Manchester Derby Day
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The two teams from the same city, Manchester United and Manchester City, will meet today in the English Premier League. Manchester Derby is a very historical game. It is also a matter of pride and legacy for both teams and their fans. However, Manchester United will host Manchester City at Old Trafford today. Currently, Manchester City are in 3rd at the point table, while Manchester United are standing at 5th, three points behind Man City.

Head To Head

Manchester United and Manchester City played 48 games against each other in the English Premier League. Manchester United have won the majority match. They won 24 matches against the City. On the other side, Manchester City have won 15 games. The rest of 9 matches have been drawn.

In scoring goals, Manchester United are ahead of Manchester City as well. The Red Devils scored 70 goals against Man City in the Premier League. Manchester City, On the other hand, scored 60 goals against their city rival. Moreover, Manchester United kept 18 clean sheets in the EPL against City. But recent form says Manchester City are a better side than Manchester United.

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Pep Guardiola VS Ole Gunner Solskajaer

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the ninth time. But the well-known coach Pep Guardiola’s record against Ole is not good enough. He has lost four games against Ole Gunnar Solskajaer. On the other side, Pep Guardiola won three matches against Ole.

Team News

Both Pep and Ole have provided their early team news ahead of the Saturday clash. There are some injury concerns at the Manchester United squad. Manchester United summer signing Raphael Varane was withdrawn at half-time in the match against Atalanta. A hamstring injury will rule him out for a month almost. In addition, the French World Cup winner, Paul Pogba, will miss the match for a three-match suspension. Moreover, Victor Lindelof is still in doubt. He missed the match against Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League. But Solskajaer is hopeful for him.

On the other side, Manchester City center-back Aymeric Laporte will miss the clash against their city rival. He has been suspended as Paul Pogba for three games. Ferran Torres is also unavailable for Derby Day.