Nemanja Matic backs Jose Mourinho to stop Manchester City

Heather Diaz
November 9, 2018

United, meanwhile, will bid to continue their good run of form against their local rivals and league leaders Manchester City, who they face at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon.

United were 2-0 down to Newcastle on 6 October but won 3-2 while against Chelsea two weeks later they conceded the first goal but fought back to draw 2-2.

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera believes the team have shown they can thrive as underdogs and will look to secure another statement win in Sunday's derby.

Lingard, who came through Manchester United's youth academy, posted a photograph of him mocking Ronaldo's goal celebration, in which he raised his jersey to display a set of very chiseled abs, along with the hashtag 'Who did it better?' It is a big victory for us, not just because we needed the points but because it was away from home against an unbelievable team.

Asked if he felt United were operating on a fair playing field ahead of the derby, Mourinho said: "It's hard for me to answer because I focus on my job, I focus on the four lines".

A jubilant Mourinho made the most of the last-gasp victory, going onto the pitch at full-time and cupping his ear to jeers from the crowd, who had earlier cheered former Juventus player Paul Pogba on his return to Turin.

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"If the answer is positive - and we have of course one more session tomorrow - he is ready".

Man City have picked up where they left off last season, regaining their place at the summit of the Premier League table and are yet to lose a league game this season.

Mourinho was cautious when asked if his side will go toe-to-toe against City's attack-minded team. "I only get angry with my team when they go to sleep every now and then". "And I think even if this game hadn't ended with victory I would have the same feeling that the team played really, really well from the first minute against a super team".

"We are going to try". The positive attitude was there, so we are going to try.

Pep Guardiola hopes Sunday's Manchester Derby will prove an entertaining affair - the 'perfect advert for English football'.

"I don't think it [the Manchester derby] is special because of what happened last season".

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