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Gallery: The derby countdown begins

The City squad were reunited after international duty with a Thursday training session at the CFA.

With the 188th Manchester derby just four days away, focus returned to Premier League action.

United have proven tough opponents at the Etihad in recent years, and City will know to expect a typically fast and furious clash on Sunday afternoon.

But, as our galley illustrates, the players are in happy and relaxed mood as we build towards the game...