It is another derby, this time at Old Trafford on Saturday's early kick-off, and with it comes another chance for Manchester City to prove their credentials against their illustrious neighbors Manchester United.
Expectations this time around are comparatively lower to what it was when the two sides met at Eastlands in November. And for good reason too. Those ninety minutes could probably be the purest definition of the word 'dour'. The game ended goalless, with the most exciting feature being the brief tussle between United's right-back Rafael and City skipper Tevez.
Turning back a few more pages to September 2009, when the two sides last met at Old Trafford in the league, will provide justice to the history of this great rivalry. Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United, described that game as probably the best derby of all time after a 4-3 win for United with City equalizing thrice. There was action literally till the last kick of the game when Michael Owen scored the winner in the sixth minute of injury time, after Craig Bellamy had equalized two minutes back.