Once upon a time, Manchester derbies meant six guaranteed points and bragging rights for Manchester United as they looked to muzzle challenges from rival teams in their quest to become kings of the English Premier League.
After completing his three-match suspension, Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is now battling an injury to be fit for Sunday's Manchester derby. The striker limped off with a foot injury in training on Monday.
Olympic champ Usain Bolt joined Manchester City star Sergio Aguero on the training ground to give him a unique lesson in speed, with a hidden agenda of tiring the player so his favourite team Manchester United could stave off Aguero`s challenge before their derby match on Sunday.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson hailed Robin van Persie`s "absolutely fantastic" performance in the 2-1 defeat to rivals City on Monday night, despite the striker extending his scoreless streak to 10 games.