TWO of the greatest rivals in the country go head-to-head tonight as Manchester City and Manchester United slug it out in their respective quests for a Champions League place.
We have compiled a top ten list of historical facts about the famous Manchester derby…CLICK HERE TO START THE GALLERY
MANCHESTER UNITED HAVE THE UPPERHAND IN DERBIES
First contested in 1881, the two Manchester teams have played each other 173 times in all competitions, United winning 72, City 50, and the remaining 51 having been drawn.
WEST GORTON v NEWTON HEATH DOESN’T QUITE HAVE THE SAME RING
The first meeting between the two teams occurred on November 12, 1881, when St. Mark’s (West Gorton) – who later became Manchester City – hosted Newton Heath – who were later renamed Manchester United.