Republic of Ireland exile Stephen Ireland has waded into the war of words raging between the cross-city rivals ahead of tomorrow's Manchester derby.
“I definitely think there’s fear in their camp,” Ireland told the Daily Mirror.
“They know if we beat them on Sunday we could then go on an unbeaten run of 15 to 20 games and they’d be playing catch-up, which has never really happened.
“United have never had to play catch-up on City, but now the tables could finally be turning.
“There’s great expectation among our fans, with the money we’ve spent, the players we’ve bought and the start we’ve had this season.
“But beating United at Old Trafford would raise those expectations even higher.”