It is too soon to crown Manchester United Premier League champions.
Their 12-point lead over rivals Manchester City may be massive in the context of the season, but it is not insurmountable.
However, it would be fair to say that the Red Devils have played better football than Roberto Mancini's side this term, and are fully deserving of their standing.
The Italian boss' recent claim that United "have been really lucky with everything" just doesn't hold true (via The Mirror).
Here are five areas in which Manchester United have beaten City.