Manchester City v Manchester United: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City v Manchester United: Team News, Stats & Key Men

In the first instalment of the Manchester derby of the season - something quite intriguing is brewing in the powerhouse of the North West. For the first time in quite some time, both clubs are on a high, in terms of momentum and confidence levels and for Manchester United, in particular, this is quite a turnaround - given the way they started the season. City are favourites to retain the Premier League title - and the fact that the last …
Q & A with Stephen Tudor: Manchester Derby #175

Q & A with Stephen Tudor: Manchester Derby #175

As the 2017/18 season is gearing towards its first Manchester derby - the fixture this whole title race is almost entirely pivoted on, I decided to speak to Manchester City fan and freelance football writer Stephen Tudor to get his thoughts on how the game is viewed among the blues of Manchester and what Sunday's 175th encounter between the two clubs could mean to the Northern Powerhouse of Manchester and the Premier League in general. Stephen has written and continues …
Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

It's the second installment of the Mourinho-Guardiola act at Old Trafford, this time in the league cup with a place in the quarterfinal on the line. The moods at both camps cannot be more different to what they were before the last time these two sides met in the Premier League. Both teams had enjoyed a 100% win record in the opening three games before the international break which stood between the Manchester Derby in early September that City won …
Five Things We Learnt From the Manchester Derby

Five Things We Learnt From the Manchester Derby

For Manchester United fans, it was the perfect away day. A gritty and at times nail-biting victory against neighbours and rivals Manchester City in one of the most important Manchester derbies in recent years is something the fans would cherish for years. It was eventful and certainly not as dull as the 0-0 draw at Old Trafford as I recall. These are my five important points concerning both the sides after the pivotal fixture in Manchester as top four hopes …
Premier League Preview - Match Day 10

Premier League Preview - Match Day 10

It seems like a lot of teams’ Premier League form has turn on its head in recent games, with those sides showing early promise finding the going far tougher than had initially been anticipated, and some of the early strugglers finally getting the wheels on their wagons. Aston Villa and Swansea City meet on Saturday with noises already coming from the rumour mill suggesting that Villa boss Tim Sherwood might be replaced by David Moyes if a home win against …
Tactical Review - Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0

Tactical Review - Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0

PRE-MATCH The Manchester derby, one of the biggest games in English club football in recent years, returned for the 168th time. These two teams collectively have won each of the four Premier League titles since Chelsea won in 2009-10. When cash-flush City emerged as a Premier League heavyweight, the then United manager Sir Alex Ferguson dubbed them as the noisy neighbours. Since the Scot’s retirement, United have been on a decline of sorts while City have only been getting better. …
Manchester United v Manchester City Preview | Team News, Key Men Stats

Manchester United v Manchester City Preview | Team News, Key Men Stats

On March 25th, Manchester City travel to Old Trafford to take on local rivals Manchester United.  The latest installment of the Manchester derby will be a bit of a strange one.  It is strange because, for the first time in the Premier League era, the two will meet with Manchester United well and truly out of the title race and Manchester City in the thick of it.  Manchester City will try to continue their winning ways and continue to claw …
Manchester United vs Manchester City | Match Preview & Predicted Line-ups

Manchester United vs Manchester City | Match Preview & Predicted Line-ups

Manchester United head into the first Manchester derby of 2013 in a position they could have only dreamed of at the start of the campaign, following Manchester City's inability to replicate their fantastic form and free flowing football of their title winning campaign last year, the red side of Manchester find themselves fifteen points ahead of Mancini's men with only eight games left to play. When the sides first met at Eastlands in December, Manchester City were still unbeaten in the League …
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