While it is true that Manchester United has made a moralizing turn in Turin, it is also true that Manchester City sent Shakhtar an expressive 6-0. So there will be two high-moral teams that will measure the strengths at Etihad Stadium next Sunday.
"It was a good win for United but also a fantastic match for us, both teams arriving on Sunday with great confidence, hoping to make a great game and win with victory," said Bernardo Silva, quoted in a British press release
"It's just another game for us, it's odd for fans, because it's a derby against the opponent, if we win, we will add three points and we will get three points, which is a very important game we want to win," he said.
The Pep Guardiola team arrives at a full-fledged derby: in the last two games they scored 12 goals (6-1 in Southampton and 6-0 in Shakhtar).
"We play at home with the support of our fans, we hope we will continue to play as we did, and we can get some goals," he said.
At the beginning of the 12th day, Manchester City is an isolated Premier League leader with 29 points, which is nine more than the United League's seventh.