Manchester City take on Manchester United on Tuesday night in what promises to be yet another intense local derby between two teams pursuing different goals.

Manuel Pellegrini’s team sit 12-points ahead of United and is aware that another win will put them closer to the top of the table while also causing a huge dent to their rivals’ European hopes.
The Chilean manager was coy ahead of the match, despite his side’s excellent form having won five of their last six away matches, claiming that his side were not favourites. I don’t think we are favourites in any game. We are in a good moment but we are playing against a big team in their own stadium so I don’t think we are the favourites. ” Of course we always expect to go and win every game but I repeat, just because Manchester United have had a difficult season it does not mean we are going to win,” he told FIFA’s official website.
His slight apprehension ahead of the match could be a warning for his players to guard against complacency ahead of his first visit to Old Trafford as City boss.