While Manchester United's position at the top of the table will not change in March, the margin by which the Reds lead Manchester City could well be altered with three league matches apiece to be played by the title-race rivals.
Sir Alex Ferguson's men will go into the new month with a 12-point lead after City's 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday afternoon. Here we look at who the Reds and Blues will face during March - with a reminder of last season's corresponding results.
United v Norwich City – Saturday 2 March, 15:00 GMT
Pundits will expect the Reds to go 15 points clear again but while this fixture produced a straightforward home victory last term (2-0), the Canaries’ shock 1-0 win when the sides last met at Carrow Road should ensure there’s no complacency in Sir Alex’s squad.
Aston Villa v Manchester City – Monday 4 March, 20:00 GMT
The United players will no doubt be glued to their hotel