Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Mourinho gives latest Man United injury update ahead of Man City trip

Mourinho gives latest Man United injury update ahead of Man City trip

In contrast, United are languishing down in an unfamiliar seventh place, already nine points behind their city rivals after losing three of their opening 11 league matches. "If the answer is positive - and we have of course one more session tomorrow - he is ready".

Sterling has received a lot of criticism from fans for his performances for the England team, but there is no doubt when he pulls the City shirt on he is a completely different player, and arguably one of the most important in Pep Guardiola's system.

"We are going to try".

Lukaku, who has scored four goals for United this season, missed Wednesday's 2-1 win at Juventus in the Champions League as well as last weekend's 2-1 Premier League victory over Bournemouth.

"It's hard for me to answer because I focus on my job, I focus on the four lines and I focus on football", Mourinho told reporters.

The Belgian has been out of form in recent weeks but could be part of the 18 when Manchester United take on the Premier League champions on Sunday.

"If you want to speak about their football potential we can speak and the football potential starts with investment".

"He talks to me, tries to help me, he gives me - how do you say it in English... to improve my game and stuff like that. I think he's been fantastic and I'm very happy to have him as a coach".

Guardiola also played down talk that United are not the force they once were, citing their impressive results recently as a reason to not to underestimate the threat they still pose.

And Mourinho said United are not focusing on the yawning gap between the two clubs in the build-up to Sunday's game. "But Manchester City are a very powerful team". "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".

"But United have it themselves, with their history behind them, it's always there".

"We have a great team, we're top of the group and I'm sure we'll go through as group winners". "I don't know his answer".

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