Erik ten Hag’s team has turned things around after a difficult start to the season; the Red Devils have won their last three games in all competitions. First, Scott McTominay scored twice in stoppage time to help United overcome Brentford. Next, the Scot scored once more—while giving up a penalty—against Sheffield United to secure a 2-1 victory. Lastly, Harry Maguire’s goal and Andre Onana’s late penalty save helped United earn their first three points in the Champions League this season.
But Man City will present a whole different obstacle. With consecutive victories over Brighton and Young Boys, Pep Guardiola’s team moved behind their loss to championship rivals Arsenal prior to the international break and resumed their pursuit of an amazing triple.
More than any other team, Manchester City has defeated Manchester United 13 times in 24 Premier League games since the 2011–12 season began (D3 L8). Their prior 13 league victories against the Red Devils had occurred throughout a span of 62 games, from 1970 to 2011. However, City has defeated Manchester United on away grounds more often than any other team in the Premier League (8), winning seven of their eight away games at Old Trafford in their previous 12 trips.
The numbers that support our forecasts for Man Utd vs. Man City:
In the last four encounters between these teams, there hasn’t been a clean sheet.
In the past five Manchester derbies, City has prevailed four times.
Julián Álvarez leads all players this season in Premier League games in which he has opened the scoring.
Compared to other teams, City has defeated Manchester United on away from home in the Premier League eight times.
Pep Guardiola has won seven Premier League games versus Manchester United, while Arsène Wenger has won twelve.
Man Utd vs Man City head-to-head record
- 03/06/23 – Man City 2-1 Man Utd – FA Cup final
- 14/01/23 – Man Utd 2-1 Man City – Premier League
- 02/10/22 – Man City 6-3 Man Utd – Premier League
- 06/03/22 – Man City 4-1 Man Utd – Premier League
- 06/11/21 – Man Utd 0-2 Man City – Premier League
Man City have won four of the last five meetings with their nearest rivals, including the 2-1 FA Cup final success en route to lifting the treble.