Manchester United’s 3-0 battering of Tottenham has led coach Louis van Gaal to say he believes the Red Devils are capable of overtaking local rivals Manchester City.
Robin van Persie scored the third as Louis van Gaal’s men dominated Newcastle 3-1 to extend their unbeaten run to eight games.
Michael Carrick is aiming to make his first Manchester United appearance of the season in the coming weeks after recovering from injury.
City put 11 goals past Spurs in their two meetings last season and have managed 21 goals in their last six encounters in reply to their opponents’ eight.
United became the first and only club side to reach number one in the UK single charts with their song ‘Come you reds’ for their FA Cup final appearance 20 years ago
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