Former Newcastle striker, Alan Shearer, has said Manchester United can still pip rivals Manchester City to the Premier League title, only if they avoid defeat in the Derby this weekend.
United take on City at Old Trafford on Sunday, hoping to close the gap at the top of the table to five points.
“There is a real spirit about this Mourinho side after some difficult years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired,” Shearer wrote in his Sun column.
“This was as good as we have seen since then and will give supporters great hope for the future.
“Lose to City and much of that hope will be extinguished. Win and their tails will be up. It’s a huge occasion.”