City hold edge over United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
While this month’s Manchester derby will have only a minor say in the Premier League title race, it will give a good indication of where both sides are under new managers.
Manuel Pellegrini and David Moyes have each suffered a league defeat in their first three games. Manchester City surprisingly came unstuck at Cardiff, while Manchester United lost at rivals Liverpool.
United have four points from a possible nine, City six. Neither side have built on impressive wins on the opening weekend.
United feel they were hard done by when the fixture generator pitted them against three rivals in their first five games. Moyes found his club’s start to the new season “hard to believe”.
That was the first sign of weakness from Sir Alex Ferguson’s replacement, who endured a difficult transfer window. He only managed to sign Marouane Fellaini and little-known duo Guillermo Varela and Saidy Janko.
By contrast, neighbours Manchester...