Manchester United are second in the Premier League this season, with 46 points, after playing 24 games.
But given the unpredictable nature of the league, the story could yet be different by this time in March, if we win our next five matches.
City are yet to lose this year, but there’s nothing to say they won’t; we’ll just have to be ready to capitalise when that happens.
United will play Newcastle United on Sunday, in what is a must-win game, if we don’t want to fall further behind the leaders or allow Leicester and Chelsea get some advantage against us.
After that game, United face Chelsea away from home, next on February 28, in another must-win game, before playing Crystal Palace and City again in the first seven days in March.
If United can get maximum points from all of those games, United should be closer to City than we are at the moment by the end of March, but if the club doesn’t get a win, we surely run the risk of falling to third or fourth place, with Leicester City and Chelsea hot on our heels.