Are Manchester City on course for the record Premier League points total?

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"They've shown heart and character but I've seen that in training every day".

All eyes will be on Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, as Manchester United host Manchester City in arguably the biggest game in recent Premier League history, as United look to stop their neighbours from marching to a seemingly inevitable League title.

"All three played a certain way and got joy with certain things - counter-attack has been a problem for City this week, set-pieces and corners have been a problem this week, deep and compact defences have also been a problem this week in terms of breaking them down. We want to win the derby but we are taking it each game at a time".

Moyes admits the Manchester City squad is flush with talent, but believes they have weaknesses that can be exploited.

"I think the performance was very good", Moyes said. The pace was better, we had more presence in the box.

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"No, hopefully we don't have injuries", he said.

But, as always, United Kingdom bookmakers will give plenty of guide and insight into the game, as they look to tempt punters of all footballing persuasions to have a little vested interest in what is sure to be a fascinating game. The teams with practically the eleven in the box. "It will happen again next week against United so we have to try and concede fewer set-pieces". We have to live with it. 'We started really well but we lost our patience, ' Pep told the BBC.

Yet despite this commanding run of results and an eight point buffer on closest contenders Manchester United, Guardiola knows that City still can not avoid a slip up over the holiday period.

"I'd have thought if you're a centre-half dealing with that you'd head it away".

"I would like [if] Paul could play against us - I like to face the team with the best players possible".