The matches between Manchester City and Manchester United are always high profile in nature. The rivalry between Manchester City and Manchester United is popularly referred to as Manchester Derby. The first match between Man City and Man Utd is contested in 1881, that time they are called St. Mark’s (West Gorton) and Newton Heath LYR respectively.
Locale: Greater Manchester
First meeting: 12 November 1881, St. Mark’s (West Gorton) (now Man City) 0–3 Newton Heath (now Man Utd)
Latest meeting: 10 December 2017, Premier League, United 1–2 City
Next meeting: 7 April 2018, Premier League, Man City vs Man Utd
Stadiums: City of Manchester Stadium (Man City), Old Trafford (Man Utd)
Man City vs Man Utd head to head
The Manchester City and Manchester United have played each other 175 times in all competitions. Out of these 175 matches, Man Utd won 72 matches, while Man City won 51 matches, and the remaining 52 matches end up in a draw.
Meetings total: 175
Manchester United wins: 72
Manchester City wins: 51
Most player appearances: Ryan Giggs (36)
Top scorer: Wayne Rooney (11)
Overall Manchester United has more victories, but many times Manchester City have beat them with by a very large margin. The largest victories have been to Man City, who have beat Man Utd 6–1 on two occasions in the official league on 23 January 1926 and 23 October 2011.
Man Utd 1–6 Man City (1926)
Man Utd 0–5 Man City (1955)
Man Utd 5–0 Man City (1994)
Man Utd 1–6 Man City (2011)
Man City vs Man Utd Statistics
The table below contains overall statistics of Manchester Derby matches. Out of 175, matches a whopping 491 goals have been scored (Man City 238 and Man Utd 253). In Football League First division Manchester City scored more goals (147 goals) than Manchester United (141 goals), even though the latter won more matches 35 matches compared to 30 matches of the former. It shows Manchester City often win matches in a large margin.
|Competition||Played||Man City||Draw||Man Utd||Man City goals||Man Utd goals|
|Football League First Division||104||30||39||35||147||141|
|Football League Second Division||12||2||4||6||13||21|
|FA Community Shield||2||0||0||2||2||4|
Top Goal Scorers
Between players of Man City and Man Utd Wayne Rooney scored more goals (11 goals) for Man Utd, while Joe Hayes scored more goals (10) for Man City. Of the players who are still playing for any one of these teams Sergio Agüero (Man City) scored 8 goals
|Wayne Rooney||Manchester United||11|
|Joe Hayes||Manchester City||10|
|Francis Lee||Manchester City||10|
|Bobby Charlton||Manchester United||9|
|Sergio Agüero||Manchester City||8|
|Colin Bell||Manchester City||8|
|Eric Cantona||Manchester United||8|
|Brian Kidd||Manchester United|
|Joe Spence||Manchester United||8|
|Paul Scholes||Manchester United||7|
|Dennis Viollet||Manchester United||7|
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