Bernardo Silva of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League win over Manchester United. Photo: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Of the many telling facts, stats and scalding hot takes to emerge from Wednesday night’s Manchester derby – a game that felt as if two clubs were pas(...)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Manchester United manager José Mourinho. United’s season is now about catching up with two of Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal to force their way into the Champions League qualification spots. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

If you are still wondering why Manchester United lately only seem to start playing after they go behind, José Mourinho gave you the answer in his inte(...)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is less than impressed during the 1-0 defeat to West Ham on Saturday at the London Stadium. Photograph: Reuters

Unhappy Antonio Conte admits Chelsea are battling to secure their Champions League future and warned of a “bad surprise” if his side do not raise thei(...)

David Silva scores Manchester City’s first goal at Old Trafford. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

With half an hour to go in this taut, thrilling, at times spiky Manchester derby, David Silva could be seen chugging around at the point of the Manch(...)

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola: the United manager appears to have lost some of his love for football while the City coach is getting dourer by the day. Photograph: Getty Images

November nears and many of the pre-season forecasts remain valid. Everyone is talking about Manchester, just as predicted. Jose Mourinho and Pep Guar(...)

Manchester United manager José Mourinho and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola at the end of the derby game. Photograph: Reuters

One striking feature of Saturday’s Manchester derby was how quickly it settled into the classic pattern of most matches between a José Mourinho and a (...)

 Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho shake hands before  the Champions League semi-final first leg between Barcelona and Real Madrid in 2011. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

José Mourinho has attempted to play down his rivalry with Pep Guardiola by saying the Manchester derby is about the players and not him and his manag(...)

The signing of Ángel Di María, along with Radamel Falcao, illustrates the power United still wield in the transfer market, despite their absence from Europe. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Here we go then, same old Manchester derby. Settled champion team against big-spending upstarts. Well-grooved star names against a roster of new faces(...)

Wayne Rooney was due to return against Manchester City this Sunday having completed a three-match suspension. Photograph: Nigel French

Wayne Rooney’s participation in Sunday’s Manchester derby is in the balance after he was reportedly seen limping at a sponsors’ promotional event at O(...)