This Sunday Old Trafford hosts the Manchester derby. This grudge match has even more meaning this year, with City currently in first place and United in second place in the Premier League table. This match has been pipped as a title deciding game, the stakes are high.
Manchester City and Manchester United are the top two teams in the Premier League, fighting it out for the title. Guardiola’s men lead by eight points going into the derby. However, a win for United could leave the title race wide open ahead of the busy Christmas period.
There has already been some drama surrounding this game, with United turning down City’s request to have camera men in the away dressing room to film for a documentary.
Victory for City would give them an 11-point lead in the Premier League after only 16 games and see them firm favourites to win the Premier League.
United go into the game having topped their European group after a victory at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday. A huge blow to Mourinho’s team will be the suspended Paul Pogba after his sending off against Arsenal led to a three-match ban ruling him out of the Manchester clash.
Guardiola has suggested that Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva may miss Sunday’s game, but Mourinho has accused him of just playing mind games.
City go into this game on a 13 game Premier League winning streak and firm favourites to win. However, the Blues suffered a shock defeat last night to Shaktar Donetsk in the Champions League. This loss broke City’s 21 game winning streak in all competitions.
Predicted Result: Manchester United 2-2 Manchester City