The Manchester rivals are facing a derby day title showdown next Monday after City pulled to within three points of United.
After Sir Alex Ferguson’s men were held to a thrilling 4-4 draw by Everton at Old Trafford, Roberto Mancini’s City took full advantage with a 2-0 victory to relegate Wolves at Molineux.
With a superior goal difference, City will go top of the Barclays Premier League if they win at home next Monday.
Sir Alex Ferguson said about Manchester Derby
Asked if it will his biggest derby, Ferguson said: ‘Yes, definitely. Game on.’
‘Yes, definitely,’ said Ferguson, when asked if it was the most important derby he has known. We’ve given them the initiative, there is no doubt about that.
‘It makes the game at the Etihad a really important game. A decider really. There has been an expectancy from City that it could be their decider, but it’s our decider too.’
“We need to get a result at the Etihad, there is no question about that — we need to perform. There is no reason why we cannot do that.
“The game next Monday would always be a derby game of highest proportions and this won’t be any different.”
Asked if it would be his most important derby, Ferguson replied: “Yes, definitely. Game on. We have a real chance as we are going to the Etihad with a three-point lead.”
It seemed United would be preparing for the ultimate act of revenge after that 6-1 mauling by the Blues in October.
~My predictions for this MANCHESTER DERBY results will be :
Manchester City 1
Manchester United 2
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