Manchester City v Manchester United: 5 Facts You Need to Know About the Manchester derby

138 years old

The first match between these two rivals took place way back in 1881 under the clubs’ previous names of St Mark’s (City) and Newton Heath (United) with the latter winning 3-0.

The first Football League meeting between the teams came in the 1894–95 season, again Newton Heath beating Manchester City 5–2.

Overall United have won 73, City 53, and the remaining 52 matches have ended in a draw.

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