Title race can do without becoming one long Manchester derby | David Lacey


The number of times United have to come from behind to get a result is surely a sign that the old omnipotence is getting rustySunday's meeting of the Manchester teams will capture the attention more than the imagination. United's worldwide following will be glued to their television screens while support for City will range some way beyond the Knutsford service area. Yet the result is likely to command more interest than the performances since neither side are playing consistently well.In fact the thought of the Premier League developing into a Manchester duopoly over the coming seasons is depressing not only because of what may or may not be happening at Old Trafford and the Etihad but because the strength of other likely challengers appears to be on the wane. The championship can do without becoming one long derby involving an infirm Ol...

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