Manchester United vs Manchester City stats: A lowdown of the key numbers ahead of the derby

A look at 10 key stats ahead of the 169th Manchester derby

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Games don't get much bigger than the Manchester derby.

As the two sides go head-to-head for the 169th time on Sunday, we've looked back through the record books at all the key numbers for the game.

Louis van Gaal's Manchester United are the form team heading into the game, with five wins from their last six - but it is rivals Manchester City who have enjoyed the contest more in recent years, winning all four of the last meetings between the two sides.

Never before have United lost five games in a row to their neighbours and they will be desperate to end that streak at Old Trafford.

They will probably look to Wayne Rooney to fire them to victory, he's the fixture's all-time top scorer with 11 goals.

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Additional reporting from Alexander Taylor and Mark Critchley

Video by Josh Longmore

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