The title race is already looking like a straight shootout between the two Manchester sides and the Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are already looking at closing the gap sooner rather than later.
Manchester City have been in sensational form this season and many of our regulars believe they look like a well-oiled machine under Pep Guardiola in his second season in the Premier League. Indeed, our glass collector says it looks like United are going to be the only team to maintain any type of challenge to them this season and, with the rich history between the two managers, all of Manchester can expect a fiery season to hot up as the months go by.
The Red Devils currently sit five points behind the leaders with them to play each other at the beginning of December and there are so many interesting narratives and questions to have emerged, even at this stage of the campaign.
Have United got the team to catch this record-breaking City side? Or, will City crumble and hit a rocky patch similar to last season?
With that in mind, our landlord asks the question to the United punters in the Tavern, will United catch City?