It's never easy escaping from City’s ground with a win – which makes it all the sweeter when it happens.
After some discussion in the office, we've trawled our photo archives to find a selection of classic shots from derby matches at Eastlands and Maine Road.
Read on and click the image gallery above as we recall our 10 favourite trips across the city, spanning six decades.
17/04/10: City 0 United 1
Note to the Blues: if the game is 0-0 and the Reds are chasing a late winner, do not leave Paul Scholes unmarked in the box. He WILL punish you.
30/11/08: City 0 United 1
Again, a single goal separated the two teams at Eastlands in 2008, with Wayne Rooney on hand to land the killer blow this time. Blues will be mighty relieved he’s not available for our latest showdown.
05/05/07: City 0 United 1
For once the hero wasn’t a striker or sharp-shooting midfield genius, but the big man between the sticks. With United needing every point going in the title race, Edwin van der Sar’s penalty save from Darius Vassell all-but secured the Reds’ first championship in four years.
13/02/05: City 0 United 2
No-one has scored more own goals in Premier League history than Richard Dunne. Our favourite? His 'winner' against the Reds in front of his own fans in 2005. Ouch.
18/11/00: City 0 United 1
Our last win at Maine Road came courtesy of a peach of a free-kick from David Beckham – scored after two minutes, giving the Reds the maximum amount of time to remind the Kippax of our superiority.
06/04/96: City 2 United 3
Eric Cantona scored eight goals in seven derby matches, including the opener in this classic Maine Road tussle.
11/02/95: City 0 United 3
Three-nil away is always a satisfying derby victory score, and Paul Ince and Andy Cole – both among the goalscorers – certainly enjoyed this one in early 1995, as our pic shows.