Manchester United v Manchester City - Tickets Available

Nemanja Vidic, Man United v Edin Dzeko, Man City

Manchester Derby Showdown at Old Trafford

It will be a fantastic match between the two top teams in the Premier League - with arch-rivals  Man City in first place and Man Utd in second, only two points behind. If City wins only their second Old Trafford success in 37 years, it will put them five points ahead of United.

"I have always accepted a challenge. It has happened time and time again. They are top of the league. We have to do something about it," said Sir Alex Ferguson, Man United boss.

"This game could be significant at the end of the season," said Fergie. "It is a six-pointer. It will make a difference to whichever team wins it.

"But it is early doors and you can recover. There is no doubt about that. With our record in the second half of the season, you hope that we will be better."

"You don't always want to be behind clubs, like we were for a couple of years with Chelsea. But we showed we had the vigour and determination, and also the decision-making that got us back in front of that particular football club."

Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand will be available for the first time since the opening day of the season.

City have dropped only two points - to Fulham - early in this campaign.

"It is an exciting prospect," he said. "City have done fantastically well and if they had not thrown a two-goal lead away at Fulham they would have been top of the league with a 100% record."

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English Premiership: Manchester United v Manchester City Tickets 23 Oct 2011 13:30 at Old Trafford  Manchester, United Kingdom