Manchester clubs will go down this weekend in a battle of who is the king of the city as Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho will continue their rivalries when Manchester City hosts Manchester United in their fortress at the Etihad.
The rivalries of both clubs are known to other in the Premier League as their supporters lay claims to the true champions of the real champions of Manchester.
Both clubs are successful in their own ways but in terms of records, the Cityzens are no match to the Red Devils who have won the Premier League title a record 13 times in the Premier League era with Manchester City winning it just four times.
Sunday clash is indeed important for teams. While City have remained unbeaten in the Premier League this season, United have suddenly find their rhythm following their poor run of form at the beginning of the season as they have now deadly at injury times coming from behind to snatch victories as they did against Bournemouth in their last league game and ending Juventus unbeaten run at the Allianz Stadium this season in a 2-1 comeback in their Champions League game on Wednesday.
Nine points is the barrier between the Manchester clubs in the Premier League table this season, but he manner Manchester City have been running riots, is something United must be wary of as they scored 12 goals in their last two games and anything less than a win for the Red Devils could spell the end of wrestling the title from the defending champions this season.
Head to Head
Both Manchester clubs have met 42 times. Manchester United have won 21 times while City won 13 times with eight draws between them.
There is no home advantage in terms of their recent meeting as both teams picked a victory away against each other lasts season.
City won 2-1 at Old Trafford before United snatched a late drama victory to win 3-2 at Etihad Stadium last season in April.
The lost at Etihad was the reason why City was not immediately crown champions in front of their supporters last season.
Pep Guardiola has totally turned Manchester City to one of the best clubs in Europe to behold, with their possessive football and free goal scoring pattern.
City has scored 34 goals in the Premier League and conceded just only four to remain unbeaten on top of the table while Manchester United have scored 19 goals and conceded 18.
Both clubs won their last two games which will make the Manchester derby a must watch a game this weekend.