Manchester United and Manchester City lock horns in tonight's big clash at Old Trafford.
But, it will be the first Premier League meeting between the local rivals in which the red side has nothing but pride to play for.
Having spent years as the superior force in Manchester, United are now well and truly playing second fiddle to their blue neighbours.
The Red Devils lie all the way down in seventh, 11 points below the coveted fourth spot and virtually guaranteed to miss out on Champions League football for the first time since the 1994/95 season.
And there is no secret that the reason David Moyes' side are so off the pace this season ties in substantially with their lacklustre performances and results against the big clubs.
Speaking to United's official website, Moyes admitted: "We want to perform
better in the bigger games than we have done, I have no doubt about
that. It’ll be important to show the level of what we’ve got and I think we have got the level."
Well, the champions will certainly need to improve significantly tonight on previous performances against the top sides if they are to get anything against a super-strong City and avoid further embarrassment.
Here is how they have got on this season in fixtures against the clubs above them in the table (United fans look away)...
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