The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date: Saturday, November 06 2021
Kickoff Time: 1230 Hrs GMT
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
League standings and form guide
5. Manchester United: LDLLW
3. Manchester City: WDWWL
Previous League Meetings
Manchester City 0—2 Manchester United
Manchester United 0—0 Manchester City
Manchester United 2—0 Manchester City
Manchester City 1—2 Manchester United
Manchester United 0—2 Manchester City
All-Time League Record
Manchester United wins: 65
Manchester City wins: 47
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Josep Guardiola Sala
Raphaël Varane and Paul Pogba ruled out. Victor Lindelöf doubtful.
Ferran Torres, Aymeric Laporte and Benjamin Mendy ruled out.
Know the opposition
Manchester City Football Club (nicknamed City, The Citizens, and The Sky Blues), are a professional football club based in Manchester, England. City were founded in 1880 as St. Mark's (West Gorton), before being renamed as Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887, and finally Manchester City in 1894 - and the origins can be traced back to members of St. Mark's Church of England, West Gorton — who founded the football club that would become known as Manchester City, for largely humanitarian purposes. Two church wardens sought to curb local gang violence and alcoholism by instituting new activities for local men, whilst high unemployment plagued East Manchester, specifically Gorton. All men were welcome to join, regardless of religion.
The team's first recorded match occurred on 13 November 1880, and City gained their first honors by winning the Second Division in 1899 — with it came promotion to the highest level in English football, the First Division. In the seasons following the FA Cup triumph of 1904, the club was dogged by allegations of financial irregularities, culminating in the suspension of seventeen players in 1904, including captain Billy Meredith, who subsequently moved across town to Manchester United. Almost half a century later later, a City team inspired by a tactical system known as the Revie Plan reached consecutive FA Cup finals again, in 1955 and 1956; just as in the 1930s, they lost the first one, to Newcastle United, and won the second. The club continued to challenge for honors throughout the 1970s, finishing one point behind the league champions on two occasions and reaching the final of the 1974 League Cup.
Prior to the takeover by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the club had enjoyed moderate levels of success through their history — however, since the start of the current decade, City have been buoyed by the signings of Sergio Agüero, Yaya Touré, David Silva, Vincent Kompany — and have emerged as perpetual title contenders Vincent Kompany winning the league 5 times in 9 years and repeatedly finishing in the Top 3. City play their homes games at the Etihad Stadium, and their biggest rivals are neighbors and opponents for the game, Manchester United.