Sub-plots: The numbers are simpleL: United need 10 points from the seven remaining fixtures to win the title and the Reds are no doubt determined to claim three of those on Sunday. Victory would also see Sir Alex’s men temporarily reclaim a 15-point lead over City, who are in FA Cup action.
Whistle blower: Yorkshire-based referee Jon Moss will take charge of this fixture. So far this season, he has dished out 77 yellow cards and one red in 27 matches. United fans last saw him during a 2-0 home win over West Brom on 29 December.
Rivals watch: With City and Chelsea facing off in the FA Cup, neither of United’s top rivals are in Premier League action this weekend. Top four contenders Arsenal host Fulham, however, while next Wednesday’s opponents West Ham travel to Southampton.