The two sides meet at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday lunchtime.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has suggested that local rivals City could be there for the taking on Sunday, report the Daily Star, as the build up continues ahead of what is sure to be a tense and thrilling Manchester derby.
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City have endured a frustrating week, with successive shock defeats against West Ham United in the Premier League and Newcastle United in the League Cup leaving manager Manuel Pellegrini under a degree of pressure – and van Gaal believes that City are vulerable, replying thus when asked:
“It looks like it in the last few games.”
“But they are also in a process like Manchester United. But maybe they were also a little bit unlucky in these last three games.”