City v Manchester United 1947 at Maine Road in front of fans.
6th November 1971. Manchester United inside forward Sammy McIlroy bursting on to the scene with a goal in the Manchester derby, at Maine Road.
GETTY IMAGES Gary Neville has pleased not to work the Manchester derby Manchester City took another step towards wrapping up the Premier League title over the weekend after thumping Leicester 4-1 on Saturday and then watching rivals United lose at Newcastle the following day.
There can be little doubt that the Manchester derbies last season were lacking the intensity and passion we’ve come to expect from the fixture. Manchester City were being led by a dead man walking, with Manuel Pellegrini’s days numbered.