Take a look at the above photo showing the embarrassing scoreline last season (October 2011) when both sides met at Old Trafford in a highly entertaining derby – Manchester United fans will never forget that day in a hurry because it was the day Mario Balotelli went on to reveal the now famous inscription “Why Always Me?” and even more because City later went on to win the premiership title on head-to-head.
Will United re-write history when both sides meet later today at the Etihad Stadium or will the ghost be resurrected again today? All fingers remain crossed.
This will be the 164th meeting between the two Manchester rivals and 147th clash in the league. United go into the game after a roller coaster of a game against Reading last weekend, whilst City dropped two points at home against Everton.
Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Hart-Zabaleta, Kompany, Natstasic, Clichy-Y Toure, Barry-Silva, Tevez, Nasri-Aguero.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea-Rafael, Evans, Ferdinand, Evra-Carrick, Fletcher-Welbeck, Rooney, Young-Van Persie.
Manchester United will escape with a slim 2-1 win over City. What are your thoughts on this encounter?