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Premier League Match Preview: Manchester United vs Manchester City (Derby): Facts and stats, past results and meetings, history and records, top scorer and assist provider.

With the anticipation building for the epic Manchester Derby and both teams having a lot to play for, be it your bragging rights or challenge for the title push and finish above each other. This fixture over the past years have given us sensational goals, sending offs, last minute winners and humbling score lines. With the season approaching its end, it is the perfect timing for these two rivals to play each other as the stakes are elevated more now. Losing for either team is not an option or even a draw in this fixture would disappoint both teams.
Premier League Match Preview: Manchester United vs Manchester City

Manchester United would be the more happier team with their recent performances, whereas for Manchester City they would be disappointed because at one stage they were equal on points with current league leaders Chelsea, but at some point they just seemed to lose their focus and paid the price, and slowly gave the league leaders Chelsea a chance to build an unassailable lead.

Getting to the Manchester Derby the main event this week in the English Premier League. Let’s take a look at how both the Manchester clubs have performed this season before heading into this fixture.

  • Manchester United have scored 55 goals term averaging 1.78 goals per game.
  • Manchester City have scored 63 goals this term averaging 2.03 goals per game.
  • Man Utd at home have lost only two games and drawn one and won thirteen in their sixteen games.
  • Man City have lost 4 games and drawn 4 and won 8 games out of their 16 away fixtures (Manchester City have lost their last three away fixtures in a row).
  • Man Utd skipper Wayne Rooney has made the most completed passed for United, 1180 completed passes with an accuracy of 84%.
  • Man City midfielder Yaya Toure has made the most completed passes for City, 1816 completed passes with an accuracy of 89%.
  •  Rooney has the record for all time goal scorer in the Manchester Derby with 11 goals.
  • Sergio Aguero has scored 5 goals against Man United the most by any City player in the current squad. Edin Dzeko is second with four goals.
  • Angel Di Maria has the most assists for Manchester United with 10.
  • Jesus Navas has the most assists for Manchester City with 7.
  • Last five fixtures, Man United have won all five, scoring eleven goals and conceding only two.
  • Last five fixtures, Man City have won two and lost three, scoring seven goals and conceding five.
The top three league goal scorers of Manchester United are:
  • Wayne Rooney-12
  • Robin Van Persie-10
  • Juan Mata-7

The top three league goal scorers for Manchester City are:
  • Sergio Aguero-17
  • David Silva-11
  • Yaya Toure-8

Four players to watch out for in the Manchester Derby:
Manchester United: Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, David DeGea, and Ander Herrera.
Manchester City: Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Jesus Navas.

As both these team prepare themselves mentally and physically for the epic derby. The whole footballing world can’t wait for the kick off. It’s going to be a cracking game.

Joshua Ronald Ivan, follow him on Twitter.

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