English Premier League | Manchester City vs Manchester United: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Manchester City’s best home goals vs Manchester United

Take a look at Manchester City’s best home goals against Manchester United. Enjoy strikes from the like of Sergio Agüero, David Silva and Vincent Kompany.

Manchester City vs Manchester United: Line-ups

Manchester City

Manchester United

Fit City Squad to Win


The champions certainly have to win ugly on a couple of occasions, and City have seemingly mastered the art of doing so, but they strolled to a 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round win over Peterborough United earlier this week to set up a quarter-final showdown with Southampton.


City have unsurprisingly scored a joint-high 36 goals in the Premier League at home this term and have shipped a mere nine – winning seven in a row at the Etihad before that shock defeat to Spurs – and Man United’s clinical edge was simply non-existent last time out.


The Red Devils are just about clinging onto fourth spot but find themselves level on points with West Ham United – who travel to Liverpool on Saturday – while Arsenal have now cut the gap to just two points having played three fewer matches.


The draw with Hodgson’s side did at least represent a sixth game without defeat for Man United in all competitions, and not since the Vicarage Road humiliation in November have the Red Devils lost away from home in any competition, but they are still waiting for their first away Premier League clean sheet of 2022.


City cruised to a 2-0 win over Ralf Rangnick’s side earlier in the season, but the Red Devils are no stranger to turning up the heat at the Etihad and have won four of their last five in all competitions on their rivals’ turf, but such a record will count for nought if they cannot find their best shooting boots.

DPP Verdict

Man United have something of a penchant for Etihad victories and possess the talent needed to produce another shock result here, but whether Rangnick’s side have the defensive nous or attacking edge to do so is another question entirely. Barring the surprise loss to Spurs, City have swept aside almost all who have come before them at the Etihad this season and are blessed with a near fully-fit squad, so we can only back the champions to come out on top in this crunch derby.