Video: Manchester derby rap battle - Blizzard v Shotty Horroh

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Premier League leaders Manchester United travel to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday with a three point advantage over reigning champions Manchester City, in what will be one of the most highly-charged English derby encounters of the 2012/13 campaign.

And, ahead of this weekend's crunch clash between the leading top-flight title contenders, two of Manchester's top rap battlers, Blizzard and Shotty Horroh, go head to head for the first time in support of their respective teams.

Courtesy of Copa90 - a source of football re-imagined for the digital generation, exclusively on YouTube, that brings unique stories that go beyond the 90 minutes, and provides a different perspective on the world's top talent - check out the local rappers spit their lyrics and share their views on one of the country's fiercest rivalries.

Manchester United lost both matches last term, including an emphatic 6-1 hammering at Old Trafford, before losing 1-0 in the return fixture in April, which many feel kick-started Manchester City's charge to the title.

Sir Alex Ferguson has already said victory at the weekend would be one of his side's "best ever results" after expressing concern over his fragile defence that shipped three goals in last weekend's 4-3 victory over Reading.

The Red Devils come into the game off the back of a 1-0 defeat against CFR Cluj on Wednesday night, while City's Champions League adventure ended disappointingly the previous evening after they finished bottom of their group following a 1-0 loss against Borussia Dortmund in Germany.

Roberto Mancini has already called on his players to bounce back against United, and says that despite underachieving once again in Europe, there is still plenty to play for this season.

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