Manchester City ace Aleksandar Kolarov is looking to spark a fire before the derby by stating that Manchester United are the inferior Manchester club, Express reports.
The Serbian defender claims that although the Red Devils have a great history, the past few seasons City have been superior overall and it will show when the two sides meet on Sunday.
Kolarov said: “It is a great game to watch or play in – I think every player in the world would like to play this game.
“United has a great history but in the last five or six years, I think we have been superior to them. It will be a great game to play.”
Kolarov also insisted United are not in with a shout for the title, that it will go down to either themselves or league leaders Chelsea.
“We have just started the season so we have plenty of time to put everything in our way,” he added.
“It is always difficult to win the Premier League but I think with Chelsea, we are the two main teams to win it.
“Obviously they have changed their manager and bought a lot of great players. I think they can do a good season in the Premier League but I think we are playing at home and we have to show that.”