City must win in order to seal the crown, but Guardiola must also balance his priorities after his side fell to a 3-0 first-leg loss against Liverpool in the Champions League, with the return clash to come on Tuesday.
The CIES Football Observatory estimates that the current City squad, including Sergio Aguero and contender for player of the year Kevin De Bruyne, cost 878 million euros ($1.07 billion) to assemble.
The result looked inevitable judging on the first half display but the game was turned on its head in the second half after Pogba struck twice inside 90 seconds to level the game.
Saturday's eagerly awaited meeting at City's Etihad Stadium offers Pep Guardiola the chance to make mathematically certain of the Premier League crown with a victory.
Manchester United can't say they haven't been warned about Vincent Kompany, but they don't appear to have learned any lessons as the centre-back headed City in front after 25 minutes.
The Portuguese claimed the price had gone up from Pogba's then world record £89m move from Juventus to Old Trafford in 2016. And the moment they become champions, which will be sooner rather than later? Suddenly he was winning balls, making passes, driving from one end of the pitch to the other.
Fernandinho and Ilkay Gündoğan feature in the central midfield pivot. Honestly I'm not interested in that'.
"We are not the team that people think we are, we aren't as bad as people think we are, I'm not as bad a manager as people think I am and the players aren't as bad as people think they are". It's impossible. And today the top players cost a lot of money.
This time was supposed to be something more, something extra special.
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With another month to play this season, City could have fielded a second string against United and still won the title with ease.
"United found their game, found their actions, they have spirit".
City's Champions League hopes were likely ended by conceding three times in 19 minutes at Anfield in midweek. We prefer our heroes to struggle a little more obviously with their genius. "Sometimes you know you have one team that was unlucky with injuries, another who was lucky because they had no injuries and no suspensions, another one had a few more points because some referee mistakes gave them a few more points".
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Summing up the first day, he said, "The putter did not work on the front nine and approach (shots did not work) on the back nine". Being able to play pain free has allowed Woods to be considered the favorite, according to Vegas, of winning the Masters .
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Forecasts for Saturday are predicting wet and windy conditions at Augusta, and Spieth is ready to grind it out over the weekend. That's 13 shots adrift of tournament leader Patrick Reed . "I'd like for it to either stay consistent throughout the day".
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ROSE: But also, he says, harmless, and local police knew that, too, according to neighbors Angie Lewis (ph) and Kirk McLeod (ph). Other communities members told ABC 7 NY that Vassell's mental health struggles were well-known in the community.
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Rory McIlroy gave his quest for a career grand slam a boost by grabbing a share of the second round clubhouse lead at the U.S. Woods played exactly like someone who hadn't played at the Masters because of injury since 2015. "It was me", Woods admitted.
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Leishman leads the chase after he backed up an encouraging first-day 70 with a 67 that was illuminated by an eagle at the 15th. Sure, there are a few outliers in the group, including a pair of 41-year-olds, Henrik Stenson and Charley Hoffman.
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Woods finished at four over, sneaking one shot inside the 36-hole cut line, and was joined by 2013 Masters victor Adam Scott (73). The par-3 contest has always been a superstitious kind of thing because nobody has won that and won the Masters in the same year.
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Marcus Ericsson finished 16th in the Sauber ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne's McLaren and teammate Charles Leclerc. Vettel's confidence will be high after being gifted a win in Australia, and his 100th podium finish to boot.