MANCHESTER DERBY MATCH
The City of Manchester is buzzing, local bragging right up for graps,will Machester be painted Red or Blue at the end of 90 minutes on Sunday.
It is the 170th Manchester derby, the red half of Manchester have been the most successful side than their noisy neighbours, but in recent times,the pendulum is gradually swinging to the blue half of the City. City destroyed United 6-1 at Old Trafford with Sir Alex Ferguson incharge of the men in red and also won 1-0 at the Etihad in Louis Van Gaal’s first Manchester derby with the Dutchman winning the reverse duel 4-2 to the dismay of Manuel Pelligrini.
Their were no fresh injury worries for United from their mid week champions United outing against CSKA Moscow, but the red devils will continue to be without Ashley Young, Paddy McNair, James Wilson and long term absentee Luke Shaw.
This is the 170th Manchester derby with Manchester winning on 70 occasion while their City rivals have 49 wins with 50 draws recorded.
Wayne Rooney holds the record for most goals scored in the Manchester derby with 11 goals while Sergio Aguero has 8 goals to his credit.
United will be looking for their 5th straight win at home in all competiton with Newcastle the only team to have picked a point at Old Trafford so far this season
A goal for wayne Rooney will move him equal with Denis Law record (237 goals) as the second all time goal scorer for United,Rooney is 3rd on the United all time scorers chart with 236 goals.