Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Manchester City are 'untouchable' - Manchester United's Jose Mourinho

Manchester City are 'untouchable' - Manchester United's Jose Mourinho

The Manchester City boss faces old rival Jose Mourinho, whose Manchester United side delayed them winning last season's Premier League title with a surprise 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium in April.

Laporte was on the bench at the Etihad that day, but he insists his side are ready to strike back.

It will be interesting if Sky Sports release viewing figures after this match, which starts the weekend's action, as there will not be too many neutrals setting their alarms or reserving tables in their favourite pubs to watch this, with neither side renowned for playing vibrant, attacking football. I can not say we will be successful in our motivations and desire, but we played two hard matches away against two very good teams, Chelsea and Juventus, and we managed to get good results.

"I expect a very hard game".

City have made a stunning start to the season and are on track to defend their title under Mourinho's old foe Pep Guardiola despite Chelsea and Liverpool's similarly impressive form.

He is part of a City defence that boasts the best defensive record in the division - having conceded just four goals.

City have the chance to open a 12-point gap to Jose Mourinho's men with victory on Sunday.

"I see a team with a lot of commitment, aggression without the ball, everybody runs in front and everybody runs in behind the ball and a few weeks ago in Stamford Bridge - one of the toughest places - until the last minute they were going to win".

"It's a fantastic victory for us, a victory that is not just about the points we lost at home but the feeling of how well we played", said Mourinho. The match is hard enough by being an isolated event.

"I think it's always good to be the outsider, so people expect bad of us and then we surprise people", Pogba told Viasport.

"They are a fantastic team with an incredible record at home". "I don't think it's the way to look at the match". "In a positive way is easy to feel a team that does not give up, always find a way to fight back sometimes changing results, sometimes not but we are a team that has that collective spirit to fight back but is not always possible. We didn't have him in the first leg, Juventus introduced Barzagli to control us, but we immediately went direct and got the goals", Mourinho explained.

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