The Manchester derby involving Manchester City and Manchester United is one of the biggest games in English football and in recent seasons, it has become even more fiercely competitive with Manchester City spending plenty of money to acquire talented players.
The two teams will meet in the FA Cup third-round game on Sunday and it promises to be an exciting encounter with plenty at stake for the title challengers.
When the two teams last met, United were thrashed 6-1 at home, which makes City slight favorites for the game. Also, United have been inconsistent this season and recent losses against Blackburn and Newcastle will certainly affect their confidence.
However, the reason why United have won so many titles under Sir Alex Ferguson is because of their ability to overcome setbacks and turn things around.
If they manage to win this game, it will be a huge boost to their morale and could provide them with much needed impetus, which will also help them in the league. Manchester City will also know the psychological impact of such a tie and will believe that they can establish their dominance in English football.