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Who is the top scorer in Manchester derby history?

City have picked up 17 points from their opening seven fixtures, while Erik ten Hag’s United have 12 points from six.

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Manchester City and Manchester United face each other in the first Manchester derby of the 2022-23 Premier League season on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium.

Five points separate the two sides as City look to narrow the gap at the top of the table after Arsenal beat Tottenham in the north London derby on Saturday. United, with one game less played, have won four on the bounce after two early defeats to Brighton and Brentford.

City have picked up 17 points from their opening seven fixtures, while Erik ten Hags United have 12 points from six. The two clubs have to date met each other 187 times in competitive matches out of which the Old Trafford outfit have won on 77 occasions while City have 57 wins. 53 matches have ended in a draw.

Ronaldo’s record

Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed his battles with Manchester City over the years. He has played against the blue half of Manchester on 14 occasions for United and Real Madrid respectively and has been on the winning side on nine occasions, scoring five times against City.

Rooney’s derby record

Wayne Rooney is United’s all-time top goal scorer and also the highest goalscorer in the history of the Manchester derby. In the rivalry between the two sides, the Liverpool-born forward scored 11 goals, including his memorable overhead kick at Old Trafford. Ryan Giggs is the most capped player in the derby’s history with 36 appearances.

City’s top scorer in Manchester derby

Joe Hayes scored 10 goals for Manchester City in the Manchester derby, while fellow forward Francis Lee also broke into double figures with 10. In more recent times, Argentinian striker Sergio Agüero netted nine times in the derby.

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