Manchester City will be looking to maintain their lead at the top of the standings when they make the short trip to Old Trafford for the 170th Manchester derby on Sunday.
Manuel Pellegrini's side have responded superbly to the back-to-back defeats against West Ham and Tottenham, scoring 11 goals in their next two games as they trashed Newcastle and Bournemouth.
The Citizens are two points clear of the chasing pack after nine Premier League matches, with Manchester United sitting third after bouncing back from a 3-0 humbling by title rivals Arsenal to record a 3-0 victory at Everton.
The loss at the Emirates Stadium halted a three-game winning streak for Louis van Gaal's team, who could move one point clear of their neighbours with a second successive derby triumph.
Ashley Young is not expected to feature against City, despite having recovered from a calf injury he sustained against the Gunners as the winger lacks match fitness after sitting out the win over the Toffees and draw against CSKA Moscow.
Ander Herrera took a heavy knock to his ribs in Moscow on Wednesday, but the Spanish midfielder has been cleared for selection.
Pellegrini, meanwhile, remains without a number of key players as he looks to avenge the 4-2 reverse they suffered in the same fixture last term.
Left-back Gael Clichy (ankle), midfielder Fabian Delph (hamstring), wingers David Silva (foot), Samir Nasri and striker Sergio Aguero (both hamstring) are all still on the mend.