How Man Utd can beat Man City and ruin title party - pundit

Jose Mourinho has drawn up a list of six players he wants to sign

And Parker - a former Manchester United footballer - believes that the 25-year-old's priorities seem to differentiate to De Bruyne's.

Such an approach has been adopted by the majority of teams to travel to the Etihad, though, and aside from a draw with Everton early in the campaign, City have won every home match they've played in the league with their opponents eventually succumbing to their relentless pressure.

It would highlight the gulf between City and the rest of the league, now led by second-place United.

SC: I'm afraid nothing can or ever will compare to that afternoon in 2012. City, trailing 2-1 in the 74th minute, looked to have rescued a point when the substitute Uwe Rösler fired past Peter Schmeichel from the edge of the area, only for Ryan Giggs to break City hearts four minutes later with an even more venomous strike that City's much-maligned German goalkeeper Eike Immel got a hand to but couldn't keep out. It is sad in a way that City fans have probably already experienced the ultimate day of football-related emotion.

Winning the title against United surely means more to the supporters than the players themselves or Pep Guardiola, who had played along with stressing the importance of winning the league in the derby, but in reality surely cares far more about the return leg with Liverpool on Tuesday.

Do you think United are better with or without Pogba? It's almost impossible now for any team to hunt down Man City, but still, Pep will do whatever he can to win the game.

It has been galling for United to see City praised from all quarters for the style of their play.

Sanchez has a chance to show the Manchester City fans what they are missing out on since he chose to join United over City. The prospect of attending what could become City's title party is bad enough without being buried under a heavy score before it all kicks off.

City will have to wait nearly a month to receive the trophy should they clinch the league against Manchester United, as Premier League regulations state that the trophy is handed out towards the end of the season.

"Look at two English ones in Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling" he says. His pace and knack of getting behind the opposition defence unnoticed will be crucial to unlocking what is expected be a low block Manchester United back six on Saturday.

With the quality of player United have, there's really no excuse not to go out and attack.

SC: A convincing regrouping exercise after Anfield.

Anything above would most likely see Sandro slot in between Virgil Van Dijk and Kyle Walker as the second most expensive defender of all time. With 84 points so far, City will be eyeing numerous records at the end of the season, including total points, total goals scored, etc. This most definitely is not a match for more daft experiments.

Paul Pogba has the talent to be talked about as a potential player of the year along with City's Kevin de Bruyne, David Silva or Liverpool's Mo Salah. The 20-year-old has been dropped after not scoring for 21 games but been assured his future at the club is safe, according to the Daily Mirror.

The ESPN FC crew assess whether Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will field a full-strength side in the weekend's Manchester Derby.