Manchester United dominated English football for more than two decades, but since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, the club have lost a bit of their shine.
In recent years, the Red Devils’ neighbours Manchester City have been regular title challengers, and last season they stormed to the crown under manager Pep Guardiola.
The Cityzens look on course to do the same again in the 2018-19 campaign as they currently sit at the top of the table unbeaten after 11 games.
Liverpool and Chelsea are also yet to suffer defeat in the top flight, but City look a cut above the rest, particularly after they blew away Southampton with a 6-1 triumph on Sunday afternoon.
United currently sit seventh in the standings, nine points adrift of City ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium.
Prior to that encounter, Jose Mourinho’s side, who edged past Bournemouth 2-1 at the weekend, will have to take on Juventus away in the Champions League.
The tasks ahead are a daunting prospect for some United fans, and many are worried about the derby clash.
Couple of extremely difficult games coming up, to say the least! Juve away is a game I’ll take a point given how bad we are defensively I worry & if we capitulate away to City it could be a nightmare day. Hopefully the lads can dig deep & produce MASSIVE performances!!!!!#MUFC
— A D A M ? (@UnitedObsessed) November 4, 2018
The way Bournemouth cut through our defence yesterday makes me worried about City next week #MUFC
— Alex Chattin (@AlexChattin) November 4, 2018
City are something else #MOTD2
— Purdip (@Purdip_MUFC) November 4, 2018
If we start badly against city,they will score more than the one goal bournemouth managed.
— sam (@mufc73) November 4, 2018
Prem beginning to not become competitive City will run away with the league again this year
— #JOSEOUT (@Cahir_MUFC16) November 4, 2018
It’s going to be so painful when City do this to us next week. Our defence is an embarrassment and equally as bad as Southampton’s
— Alex ? (@Alex94_mufc) November 4, 2018
— FBfreak (@Scholsey_18) November 4, 2018
Yep city will spank us and win the league easy #MUFC
— Steven Russell (@StevieRuss34) November 4, 2018
Chelsea might as well start dropping points, City will win the league anyway, need to finish above Chelsea and Liverpool
— . (@RoyMufc_) November 4, 2018