Ahead of tonight’s game against Fulham, Antonio Valencia has spoken about the pride in the city of having the best two clubs in the country, although is focussed on making sure United have a points advantage ahead of the derby.

“There’s a lot of pride in Manchester that our two clubs are the best in England,” said Valencia. “But now we are focused on Fulham because our challenge is to win all our matches and to arrive with an advantage over City on derby day. I’m not saying whether that game will decide the title but it’s clear the winners will deliver a morale blow to the other club. So I expect a big battle and for us to avenge our 6-1 defeat at Old Trafford.”