Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho resume their rivalry on Sunday as Manchester City host Manchester United at the Etihad in Manchester derby.
Manchester City have begun their Premier League defence in the same emphatic fashion that saw them crowned champions last term. A six-goal display against struggling Southampton has only strengthened their position at the top of the table.
Having plundered 33 goals in the first 11 games of the season Pep Guardiola’s side are on pace to break their own record for goals scored over the course of a 38-game campaign.
Manchester United, however, have recovered from a disastrous start to the campaign, but a nine-point gap between them and first-placed City after just 10 games means anything less than a win could all but spell the end of their title hopes before December even begins.
The Manchester rivals have met 42 times in the Premier League, with United winning 21 times, City 13, and eight draws between them.
United and City both have won on their own turf last season: City won 2-1 at Old Trafford in December before United sealed a 3-2 comeback win at the Etihad in April – a result which did not ultimately cost City the title, but prevented them from being crowned in front of their rivals.
Manchester City: Elderson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; Fernandinho, David Silva, Bernando Silva; Sterling, Mahrez & Aguero
Manchester United: De Gea; Ashley Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Luke Shaw; Matic, Pogba, Fellaini; Martial, Lingard & Sanchez
Premier League 2018/19 – Matchday 12
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date: Sunday, November 11
Kick-off: 17:30 pm
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