Clean sheets have been key to four of United's last five away wins in Manchester derbies. The exception was a five-goal thriller 14 years ago...
Maine Road, 18 November 2000, 1-0 (Beckham) [Watch video]
The first derby for four years - while City were out of the top flight - had all the classic ingredients: strong challenges, verbal exchanges and a moment of magic. Before any of the dust could settle between the two sides, the recently-appointed England captain David Beckham struck a trademark 30-yard free-kick to seize the lead inside two minutes. The resulting score line did not truly reflect what was an exhilarating match, as both sides created numerous chances. The Reds held on to secure a sixth straight victory, along the way to what would be a third successive title.
Eastlands, 13 February 2005, 2-0 (Rooney, Dunne og) [Watch video]
Wayne Rooney’s impressive debut season continued as he stole the show on United's second visit to Eastlands. The 19 year-old broke the deadlock from Gary Neville's cross on 68 minutes, striking a deflected shot past David James. Seven minutes later, Rooney burst into the box and fired towards goal, only for Richard Dunne to intervene and steer it past his own keeper. Despite this fifth win on a spin, later