Between them, the two sides are worth almost £600m.
The rivalry between United and City has heated up with the arrival of new managers, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, who are arguably the top two managers in current world football.
Both Manchester clubs have spent heavily on new players recently with Manchester United breaking world transfer record to bring back Paul Pogba to Old Trafford while Manchester City paid a whooping sum of money to lure John Stones to Etihad this summer. Also the influence of Jose saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic join the red part of Manchester earlier this summer.
Mourinho and Guardiola have faced each other a total of 16 times. The Man City manager comes out on top, winning seven of those clashes, compared to Mourinho’s three.
United and City are joint league leaders of the Premier League after three games, something that is likely to change after this game. Many have dubbed this match “game of the season” so far, and without a doubt, it is, given the quality of players and the managers who will go shoulder-to-shoulder today.
Meanwhile Pep’s side would be without Aguero who faces a three match ban from FA after elbowing West Ham’s Weinstein Reid.