Manchester United and Manchester City's French players to party together after derby

Dean Simpson
November 10, 2018

"We will try especially to have a good game".

Manchester United will now turn their focus towards the small matter of their Premier League showdown against Manchester City in the top flight on Sunday afternoon at The Etihad.

"It's true they are the favourites because they are in unbelievable form but this is Manchester United and you never know what can happen".

"It is hard for me to answer because I focus on my job, I focus on the four lines, focus on football", Mourinho told a news conference on Friday.

Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning volley was rendered meaningless on Wednesday as Mourinho oversaw a late 2-1 Champions League comeback win at Juventus - a side bracketed with City as among the continent's best.

"No team wins in Turin in the last nine years, how strong Juventus are", Guardiola said of United's eye-catching result.

"But what is behind I can not say but in this moment I have only to think about football, and to think about football is to think about Manchester City as a football team there".

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on United: "No doubt they've improved".

"I think [it] is clear the team is growing up, but we have to grow up also in our compactness and start matches well". Since we arrive we try to convince to never give up and try again and again it's why in the last month we didn't lose two or three in a row, we are consistent.

"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".

Jose Mourinho is sweating on the fitness of Paul Pogba ahead of the Manchester derby after the Frenchman was forced to miss training on Friday, sources have told ESPN FC.

"We have to play good, only one challenge in football is to play good, and have more chance to win".

"A team has good and bad moments and this moment they have confidence". But in this moment, I can only say he trains with the team.

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