For the last three seasons, England's capital has been starved of success in the Premier League as the two Manchester teams, City and United, have dominated.
Not since 2010 has a team from outside the Cheshire Plains won the title with the red half of Manchester victorious in two of the last three campaigns.
Yet just a year ago, all the signs pointed to a decade of dominance for Manchester City, as Roberto Mancini and his men won their first league title in 44 years. The Old Trafford dynasty so carefully constructed by Sir Alex Ferguson, many claimed, was in danger of collapse.
But any hopes the Citizens may have had of conquering the world were shelved by a resolute United team this season and the bragging rights once again went to Ferguson's men, who waltzed to the league crown with a virtual canter.
The ghost of Sergio Aguero's 90th minute winner against Queens Park Rangers the season prior was very much laid to rest and Ferguson disappeared happily into retirement.
As we prepare for yet another season of Premier League action, it would seem as though the Red Devils are once more the stronger of the two outfits, as we hope to highlight within the following pages.