The Manchester derby is one of the most fiercely contested rivalries in English football. The two teams, Manchester United and Manchester City, have a long and storied history that dates back to the early 1900s.
Over the years, the rivalry has ebbed and flowed, with periods of dominance for both teams. However, in recent years, it has been City who have had the upper hand, with United struggling to keep pace.
The two sides first met in 1881, but it wasn’t until the 1920s that the rivalry really began to take shape. Since then, there have been countless memorable moments, from Dennis Law’s backheel in 1974 to Michael Owen’s last-gasp winner in 2009.
This season’s derby promises to be another classic. City are flying high at the top of the table, while United are battling to secure a top-four finish. Both teams have a point to prove, and the match is sure to be fiercely contested.
For United fans, the derby is a chance to get one over on their bitter rivals. For City fans, it’s a chance to assert their dominance and prove that they are the best team in Manchester.
Whatever happens, one thing is for sure: the Manchester derby is always a game to remember.