Ander Herrera

Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera has admitted that Manchester City are favourites for Sunday’s derby but Manchester United remain the biggest club in England.

Pep Guardiola’s City will host Jose Mourinho’s men at the Etihad Stadium, where the Red Devils will look to build on their stunning Champions League win at Juventus.

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Herrera, while reflecting on the win that delayed City’s Premier League title celebrations last season, said: “I don’t like to compare situations. It’s a new game, a new situation. Hopefully, we can win.

“It’s true that they are the favourites because they are in unbelievable form, but this is Manchester United and you never know what can happen.

“When you play for Manchester United, the biggest club in the UK and one of the biggest in the world, you have to get used to that.”

The trip to the Etihad offers United the chance to secure another statement win and silence critics that had grown during a poor start to the season.