United’s rearguard action against Arsenal saw them return from North London with all three points, therefore starting this match eight adrift of City at the top. A win for Jose Mourinho’s side might just open the title race up again, especially after City needed late goals to scrape past Huddersfield, Southampton and West Ham.
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What is the team news?
DAVID SILVA is fit to play despite an injury scare and will search for back-t0-back strikes after his winner against West Ham.
Fabian Delph has recovered from illnes but defenders John Stones and Benjamin Mendy are remain sidelined. Paul Pogba begins a three-game ban after seeing red against Arsenal, whilst Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Phil Jones and Nemanja Matic are all fit for selection.
- After losing four Premier League games in a row against Manchester City, Manchester United have lost just one of their last five derbies against them (W2 D2 L1).
- No away side has scored more Premier League goals at Old Trafford than Manchester City (27 – level with Chelsea) while only Chelsea (6) have won more games there as the visiting side in the competition than City (5).
- Manchester United have lost seven of their last 12 league games against their local rivals (W3 D2 L7) – as many as they had lost in their previous 45 in league competition against them (W22 D16 L7).
- Jose Mourinho’s side are on the longest current unbeaten home run in the Premier League (24 games – W14 D10 L0), with their last such defeat at Old Trafford coming against Manchester City in September 2016 (1-2).
- Manchester City have now won 13 successive league matches – a joint-record within a single top-flight season, alongside Chelsea (2016-17), Arsenal (2001-02), Preston and Sunderland (both 1891-92).
- If Pep Guardiola’s side win this match then they will equal the all-time English top-flight league record of 14 consecutive victories; set by Arsenal between February and August 2002.
- Jose Mourinho has won just four of his 19 managerial meetings with Pep Guardiola in all competitions (W4 D7 L8), with just one of those wins coming in league competition (2-1 with Real Madrid at Barcelona in April 2012).
- These are the two tightest defences in the Premier League this season, with Manchester United (9) having conceded one goal fewer than Manchester City (10); this despite facing more than double the tally of shots on target (64 v 27).
- Manchester United’s cumulative xG conceded total in the Premier League this season is 18.79 (8th best), meaning that from the quality of chances they have allowed their opponents, the average side would have conceded 10 goals more than they have done (19 instead of nine).
- Romelu Lukaku scored in both of Everton’s league matches against Manchester City last season – the only player to have scored in three successive league appearances against a side managed by Pep Guardiola is Diego Forlan (Atletico Madrid v Barcelona between March 2009 & February 2010).
- Gabriel Jesus has been directly involved in 21 goals in his 24 Premier League appearances so far in his career (15 goals, six assists).
- Ederson has only made 20 saves in 15 Premier League appearances this season for Manchester City – hisrival goalkeeper at Manchester United David de Gea has saved 21 shots in his last four Premier League appearances, including 14 in his last game against Arsenal.