Ryan Giggs has admitted both Manchester clubs head into Sunday's derby showdown still struggling to recapture last season's form.

United are three points ahead of unbeaten City, who themselves are seven clear of third-placed Chelsea. Yet the duo have come in for strong criticism, which has intensified this week following the Red Devils' woeful defending at Reading and the Blues' Champions League exit on the back of the worst performance by an English team in the competition's history.

"We are both in a similar situation," said Giggs. "We are in a good position in the league but haven't hit the form we did in parts last season."

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