United v City: The Manchester derby in pictures

George Best (right) of Manchester United in a 1969 Manchester derby
The two rivals have played each other 164 times since their first encounter in 1881 and some of the English game's greats have graced the Manchester derby
Manchester United players lift the Community Shield
United beat City in the Community Shield in 2011, gaining some revenge after City's FA Cup semi-final win over them had ruined the Red Devils' chances of a League and Cup double
Wayne Rooney scores with a bicycle kick against Manchester City
Wayne Rooney has 10 goals in Manchester derbies, the highest total among current players. That includes this little gem from 2011
Robert Duvall (left) and Tom Cruise
American A-list actors Robert Duvall and Tom Cruise have also found themselves caught up in the magic of the Manchester derby, getting their hands on City's Premier League trophy
Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring a goal
Things turned City's way in dramatic fashion with the shock 6-1 win at Old Trafford in October 2011. Mario Balotelli's goal celebration - he scored two - has passed into legend
Rio Ferdinand, Gary Hart and Carlos Tevez deal with a fan
Occasionally it gets out of hand, as it did recently when a City fan wanted to dispute United's late winner with Rio Ferdinand, himself smarting from being struck by a coin. That was in the last meeting, a 3-2 United win in December
Vincent Kompany is sent off
United got revenge in the FA Cup, winning 3-2 after City's Vincent Kompany saw red for a lunging tackle in a game that saw Paul Scholes on the bench after coming out of retirement
Manchester City fans
The fixture has been one of the most eagerly anticipated in recent years and City's new-found wealth has added spice to the rivalry with the Red Devils
Diego Maradona (back row, second left)
Argentine legend Diego Maradona is among the famous names to have seen the derby in recent years, keeping an eye on compatriots Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero, who was married to Maradona's daughter
Sir Alex Ferguson (left) and Roberto Mancini
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and City supremo Roberto Mancini maintain a healthy respect for one another despite the intense rivalry they have at the top of the Premier League
City and United fans
When the Manchester derby comes around, the city comes together to celebrate football, and there is plenty of humour amidst the rivalry
A young Manchester United fan
United have won 69 games in the series and City 46 and this young fellow hopes City's total will be the same after Monday's game

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