Manchester United and Manchester City are set to clash at Old Trafford on Saturday for their second Premier League match of the season.
Erik Ten Hag’s men will have a point to prove against their city rivals after the Cityzens thrashed them 6-3 in their first meeting of the season at the Etihad stadium. Now with Cristiano Ronaldo gone and the team performing consistently well, the Red Devils are likely to put up a stiff fight against the defending Premier League champions.
Here are some records to watch out for in the match:
Red Devils’ poor home record vs City
Manchester United have suffered losses in eight Premier League matches against Man City at Old Trafford, which is their worst home record in the league against any opponent.
United’s winning streak
Despite their poor record against City at Old Trafford, Man United have been on a winning streak at home of late. The Red Devils have won their previous nine matches in their backyard, keeping seven clean sheets in the process.
City’s goals galore vs rivals
Man City have netted 12 goals in their last three matches against United. This is the same number of goals they managed to score against United in the 12 meetings before that.
Can City get their PL double over United?
Till date, Manchester City have won both their Premier League matches against United in a season on five different occasions, which is equal to the record Liverpool have against the Red Devils.
Having already beaten United by a 6-3 scoreline in October 2022, City will be looking to win the upcoming match and go past Liverpool and manage six doubles against United.