City will be hoping to improve on their Premier League record against United as the two teams meet in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.
The two teams have met twelve times in the Premier League at Eastlands, with City winning four to United’s seven, while only one draw has been played out since the league’s inception in 1992. That came in the league’s inaugural season when the teams battled to a 1-1 draw.
The majority of meetings between the two came in the old first division when blue met red 52 times at City under their three grounds. The blues just edge United out with 16 wins to United’s 15, while most of the games ended in draws. They also met six times in the old second division where United edged City in relation to wins, with the reds winning three to City’s two.
Overall, United have 25 league wins to City’s 22 but despite that, the blue have a better goals difference, scoring 102 to United’s 93.
It’s a different story in cup competitions though. They have met once in the FA Cup, which the blues won 2-0 and twice in the League Cup, both games also ending in City wins. They also met 23 times during the war years, with City coming out on top with 13 wins to United’s 7.
City’s home record against United.
|First Division (Old)||52||16||21||15||78||66|
|Second Division (Old)||6||2||1||3||8||9|
|First Division (New)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Second Division (New)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Other Meaningless Facts
City’s biggest home win over United came September 1989 when the blues won 5-1 while the heaviest home defeat was in April 1941 when United won 7-1.
78,000 packed into Maine Road in September 1947 to witness a 0-0 draw, City’s highest attendance against United.
The lowest attendance recorded came in February 1940 when just 5,000 saw the blues win 1-0.
City’s 5-1 win in 1989 was their last win over United until 2003, when a Shaun Goater brace helped the blues to a 3-1 win.
City allowed United to use Maine Road after Old Trafford was bombed during World War Two, but refused to let them use the home dressing room on derby day.
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