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Manchester Derby: Five famous players who have played for both Manchester clubs

06:12 GMT+3 01/03/2022
Peter Schmeichel, Carlos Tevez
Peter Schmeichel to Carlos Tevez - Five players who have played for both Manchester United and Manchester City...

The Manchester derby is around the corner as the two city rivals, Manchester United and Manchester City gear up to face each other on Sunday.

This will be the 186th meeting between the two sides in all competitions. The Red Devils have the edge on head-to-head as they won on 77 occasions while City have 55 wins to their name.

The last time these two sides met was on November 6, 2021, when Pep Guardiola's men displayed dominance and picked up a comfortable 2-0 win.

With City growing in stature in the last decade, the intensity of the Manchester derby has gone up. But despite the bitterness of their rivalry, the two clubs have a long history of players who have wore the colours of both teams.

From former Manchester United stars Denis Law, Peter Schmeichel and Carlos Tevez donning the Cityzens shirt later in their career to City legend Billy Meredith playing for the Red Devils, here are five famous players who have played for both the Manchester clubs.

  • Billy Meredith Manchester City

    Billy Meredith - Forward

    Manchester City

    League appearances: 367

    League goals: 129

    Manchester United

    League appearances: 303

    League goals: 35

  • Denis Law

    Denis Law - Forward

    Manchester City

    League appearances: 68

    League goals: 30

    Manchester United

    League appearances: 309

    League goals: 71

  • Peter Schmeichel - Cropped

    Peter Schmeichel - Goalkeeper

    Manchester City

    League appearances: 29

    Manchester United

    League appearances: 292

  • On this Day Andy Cole Man Utd

    Andy Cole - Forward

    Manchester City

    League appearances: 22

    League goals: 9

    Manchester United

    League appearances: 195

    League goals: 93

  • Carlos Tevez Manchester City Manchester United

    Carlos Tevez - Forward

    Manchester City

    League appearances: 105

    League goals: 57

    Manchester United

    League appearances: 63

    League goals: 19