The Reds were unbeaten in February, a month which included a historic 9-0 victory against Southampton at Old Trafford and a thumping 4-0 away win over Real Sociedad. However, United go into Sunday’s game having registered three consecutive 0-0 draws in a row against Palace, Chelsea and La Real.
As for City, they extended their winning streak on Tuesday by dispatching Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-1 to go 14 points clear at the top of the league. That form has translated over to the Champions League too, as Pep Guardiola’s side hold a 2-0 advantage over Borussia Monchengladbach going into their last-16 second leg next week.
In the history of the Manchester derby, United have won 76 out of 184 games, with City winning 55 and there being 53 draws. But at the Etihad, the Reds have the advantage in the league. Since City left Maine Road in 2003, United have won eight of the 17 top-flight meetings, including the most recent league fixture at Eastlands in December 2019, thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. However, while the earlier league fixture at Old Trafford this season ended in a 0-0 draw, City came out on top in the Carabao Cup semi-final, with a 2-0 win at the Theatre of Dreams.