Rivals square off in race to be crowned champions as Roberto Mancini's side chase first top-flight trophy since 1968 whilst the Red Devils are in the hunt for their 19th title
Following Manchester United's win over Tottenham on Sunday the quest for the Premier League title has become a two-horse race between the reigning champions and their bitter rivals Manchester City.
City hold a two-point lead over the Red Devils after 27 matches and, with just 11 games left, it will be up to Sir Alex Ferguson’s men to close the gap if they want to retain their title.
The current Premier League leaders face a few tough tests if they wish to win their first title since 1968 as they have yet to host Chelsea and United - with the latter fixture having all the makings of a title-deciding clash.
Ferguson’s men meanwhile face a slightly easier task than City, their trip to the Etihad Stadium aside, as they face no teams currently in the top seven.
As well as their commitments in the Premier League, both sides remain in the Europa League as City face Sporting Lisbon while United square off against Athletic Bilbao, games in which both bosses will hope to avoid injuries.
If either or both of the rivals make it to the end of the competition they will have to play an extra five games, with the final coming in the last week of the Premier League season.
Experience is where Ferguson and United hold the edge as they’ve been in this situation for so many years now with 12 Premier League medals under their belts.
For City this is a completely new position despite Mancini’s titles in Italy with Inter. Whoever holds their nerve the best could well lift the league title.
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