As much as both managers try to say there are still only three points available when Manchester United hosts Manchester City on Sunday, Wayne Rooney called it right when he said it is "a massive game of pride."

It is third vs. first in the Premier League, Manchester's traditional powerhouse against who Sir Alex Ferguson called "the noisy neighbors." Two clubs who spent around £250 million between them this summer going head-to-head and either could end the weekend as the league's top dogs and local bragging rights with a victory.

Both sides are littered with match-winners. Despite the absence of David Silva and Sergio Aguero, the blue half of the city have scored 11 times in their last two Premier League games. Louis van Gaal's men come into the derby in mixed recent league form — a dismal display in the 3-0 defeat to Arsenal, and a convincing win by the same score line at Everton.