Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal won the football matches from yesterday when his Red Devils defeated Tottenham Hotspur in convincing fashion with a 3-0 victory. Ahead of a potentially tricky Manchester derby, that places the Reds in good position to approach the match with confidence.
And on the other side of the coin, Manchester City will not be approaching the derby with confidence, having lost 1-0 away at Leicester City on Saturday. City are almost certainly out of the title race. However, manager Manuel Pellegrini is not yet conceding defeat.
Perhaps Pellegrini is right to feel optimistic, as Chelsea were unable to defeat a suborn Southampton in a 1-1 draw played out at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. José Mourinho will be particularly frustrated by the draw after going out of the Champions League last week to PSG. Nevertheless, Chelsea are almost certainly going to win the Premier League title.