SINCE Sir Alex Ferguson left Manchester United in 2013, their 'noisy neighbours' have become the dominant footballing force in the city.
Manchester City proved they were leaps and bounds ahead of the Red Devils with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over their rivals at the Etihad on Sunday.
And that result was indicative of how things have gone for the two clubs since Ferguson lifted United's last Premier League title in 2013.
In that time, City have clinched four titles and are in pole position to secure a fifth this season.
Manuel Pellegrini won the Prem in 2016, before Pep Guardiola's reign of dominance began as he clinched three more in 2018, 2019 and 2021.
In that time, United's closest title tilt came last season when they still finished a sizeable 12 points behind City.
Their average points since the start of the 2013/14 season also differ drastically – with City managing 84 to United's 69.
Add to that the number of major trophies won in total and City come out overwhelming winners, 11-3.
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The Sky Blues have claimed six League Cups and the FA Cup to go with their four league titles.
By contrast, United have only managed to win three trophies – the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal and the League Cup and Europa League under Jose Mourinho.
Man City have finished in the Champions League places in every season since Fergie left Old Trafford, while United have missed out on four occasions.
United have also changed managers far more often than City over the last nine years.
Manuel Pellegrini and Guardiola are the only men to have taken charge of City since the summer of 2013.
Over the same period of time, United have had five coaches – David Moyes, Van Gaal, Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and now Ralf Rangnick.
These statistics are damning for the red half of Manchester.
But perhaps the most incredible of all is that the two clubs have spent similar amounts of money.
City have splashed out £1.25billion in those nine years, with United just £50m behind at £1.2bn.
And now United look in a more chaotic position than ever with 16 players' futures up in the air ahead of the summer window.
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