Yaya Touré's failure to turn up in crucial Champions League ties has become the unwanted storyline of his Manchester City career.
Brazil's Fernando Reges is the second new arrival at Eastlands this pre-season following the free transfer of former Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna.
Manchester City's win over Aston Villa has put the team on the brink of the Premier League title, needing just one point from the final game to win.
City need just four points to take the English Premier League top spot in one of the most unpredictable title races in years.
Britain's biggest bookmaker believes that the winner of Sunday's crucial clash at Anfield is a certainty to win the Premier League title.
Man City moved into second place with a convincing derby win over United, with Arsenal denied crucial points in an own-goal draw against Swansea.
Chelsea have ended Manchester United's perfect home-win Premier League record with an orchestrated attack by Jose Mourinho's team.
Arsenal inched clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday after Man United crashed at home to West Brom and Man City lost at Aston Villa.
West Bromwich Albion deepened the gloom around new Manchester United manager David Moyes with a sensational 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Chelsea, Man City and Spurs breezed into the League Cup fourth round, while Sunderland began life without Paolo Di Canio by beating Peterborough.
David Moyes revealed in an interview with MUTV that he was worried about Wayne Rooney's condition when he started as Manchester United's coach.
AmaZulu captain Tapuwa Kapini expects a good result against Manchester City ahead of their Nelson Mandela Football Invitational friendly.
Ailing former president Nelson Mandela was the greatest man to ever grace this earth, says SuperSport United coach Cavin Johnson.
Manchester City has signed Brazil midfielder Fernandinho from Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk.
From dealing with the deadwood to schmoozing the boardroom, there are five things City's new manager must get right.
The man who came from Italy to manage Man City might be missed by fans, but Roberto Mancini will probably not be missed by some of the players.
Tottenham Hotspur has sent the Premier League title towards Manchester United with a 3-1 win defeat of Manchester City.
Manchester City withstood a valiant fightback from Chelsea to win a gripping FA Cup semi-final 2-1 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.