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Sir Alex and Roberto Mancini in a "debate" last season.
I couldn't round off this week's fixtures with any other match than Sunday's lunchtime derby between Manchester City and Manchester United.
When they met in the same fixture last season, they were both locked together at the top of the table with nothing to separate them. Fast-forward almost eight months and they're in the same position.
Being honest, both of these teams are so far ahead of any other side that there's no way the title will leave Manchester this season and possibly not even in the foreseeable future.
I know that, generally speaking, form goes out of the window in this kind of match, but both sides aren't in great form anyway.
Let's start with the home side, Manchester City.
Roberto Mancini's side crashed out of the Champions League in humiliating fashion during the week. They failed to win a single match in the group stage, which (for a club with their resources) is quite remarkable.
However, they're still the only unbeaten side in English league football and they've won 29 of their last 31 league matches at home, although they were somewhat lucky to beat Everton last time out.
The last time they lost at home in the league was against Everton in December 2010. That's an impressive feat at any level, and City will be confident that their unbeaten league and home records will stand them in good stead when their neighbours come calling for Sunday lunch.
I would not have wanted to be in the Manchester United dressing room last night after they lost 1-0 to CFR Cluj in the Champions League. Sir Alex Ferguson will have been fuming at the result and the performance because he'll have wanted to go in to the derby with some momentum.
Even United's win against Reading last weekend, when they won by the odd goal in seven, was fortuitous. With the array of attacking talent at his disposal, Sir Alex will expect a reaction from his players on Sunday.
Sunday's match is mouth-watering.
Both sides will want to assert their dominance heading into the busy festive period, when it's important for clubs to pick up as many points as possible.
What happens over the festive period normally shapes how the rest of a club's season will go.
Considering there's a fair chance that we'll see Mario Balotelli, Edin Dzeko, Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero, Javier Hernandez, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie all play a part at some stage, you'd probably think there'll be a lot of goals in the match, but I don't see it that way.
The result is likely to come down to either one team taking their eye off the ball (no pun intended) or a set piece.
I genuinely can't wait to see who'll come out on top in this one.
City won both encounters last season 6-1 and 1-0, so while he wouldn't admit it publicly, I'm sure Sir Alex Ferguson would take a point if you offered it to him right now.
For me, this game goes with the side that's still unbeaten, and City will come out on top with the bragging rights until these two rivals meet again in April.