This is a great colorized photo from Derby Day Manchester City v Manchester United 1947.  Played since 1881, 168 matches have been held, with Manchester United winning 69 of them, Manchester City 49 of them, and 50 of them ending in a draw.

Manchester derby classic pictures: Archive images of Best, Law, Summerbee, Charlton, Lee, Bell and more in action

6th November 1971. Manchester United inside forward Sammy McIlroy bursting on to the scene with a goal in the Manchester derby, at Maine Road.

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.

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.

Check out these Football Rivalry Classics on BT Sport: PLAYBACK – Football’s Greatest Rivalries: North London Derby, Manchester Derby, Red Rivalry & Merseyside Derby tidd.ly/d8f4572…

Check out these Football Rivalry Classics on BT Sport: PLAYBACK – Football’s Greatest Rivalries: North London Derby, Manchester Derby, Red Rivalry & Merseyside Derby tidd.ly/d8f45729

Check out these Football Rivalry Classics on BT Sport: PLAYBACK – Football’s Greatest Rivalries: North London Derby, Manchester Derby, Red Rivalry & Merseyside Derby tidd.ly/d8f4572…

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho Have Reignited the Manchester Derby

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho Have Reignited the Manchester Derby

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.

Manchester United fans extend a warm welcome to our blue neighbours before the Manchester derby in 2009.

Manchester United fans extend a warm welcome to our blue neighbours before the Manchester derby in

170th Manchester Derby

The Manchester derby in dots. We love United fan Rachel Eng's infographic showing the history of Sunday's fixture.

@manutd forward Robin van Persie salutes the jubilant away support after scoring the winner in the 2012 Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium.

forward Robin van Persie salutes the jubilant away support after scoring the winner in the 2012 Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium.

SUNDAY DERBY: Jose Mourinho has spent a decade building to stop Pep Guardiola's tactics and Manchester United are ready

SUNDAY DERBY: Jose Mourinho has spent a decade building to stop Pep Guardiola's tactics and Manchester United are ready

Manchester United donned a special 1950s-style shirt for the February 2008 Manchester derby in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster. The club ditched its crest and the logo of sponsors AIG to remember the Busby Babes killed in the crash on February 6, 1958.

Cristiano Ronaldo playing a Manchester United game in tribute to the Busby Babes, in a plain red shirt/jersey

Pep Guardiola defends Man City's celebrations after Manchester derby http://ift.tt/2B9rfCt

Pep Guardiola defends Man City's celebrations after Manchester derby

Gary Neville: 'Manchester City are on a different level to Manchester United' #Manchester_United #Manchester_City #Football #313815

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville admits that Manchester City were on a "different level" during their derby victory at Old Trafford.

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