Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Manchester United star a sudden doubt for Manchester derby after missing training

Manchester United star a sudden doubt for Manchester derby after missing training

"It's a very important match for two reasons. because it's the Manchester derby and also because if we win we will put distance between ourselves and them in the table".

Last season, City beat United at Old Trafford, but missed the chance to win the title against their Manchester rivals in the return fixture at the Etihad, when United came from two goals down to win 3-2.

Jose Mourinho is likely to field exactly the same team which triumphed away at Juventus for his side's trip to the Ethiad to play Manchester City on Sunday.

His team is magnificent right now, whilst the "Special One" has his mojo back and is looking forward to a "special" game. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840. "The top teams, you can not imagine and think about it, play amazingly for 90 minutes and they don't have chances".

"If we draw [the gap] is nine points if we lose it is 12", he said.

"If you want to put the match into the context of where we are and where we can be, it becomes even more hard". It is hard enough being an isolated event.

"We have to defend deep, avoid set-pieces as they are huge and far better than us".

Mourinho's side seem to have rediscovered that knack in recent games, scoring an injury-time victor against Bournemouth and forcing a late Juventus own goal in Turin.

Jose Mourinho regrets buying Alexis Sanchez and believes Manchester United made a mistake in not signing Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic instead, according to reports.

"It is clear the team is growing up, but we have to grow up in our compactness and start matches well".

"We are always ready to compete and need to take advantage of the good momentum of the team at the moment". The league leaders have scored six goals in each of their last two matches.

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