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

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

United's Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial as well as City's Benjamin Mendy are set to head to the French capital by private jet after the game at the Etihad Stadium to celebrate a friend's birthday.

It is understood that Pogba, United's record signing, suffered a minor injury in the 2-1 win over Juventus on Wednesday.

Manchester City host United on Sunday, with Guardiola's side top of the Premier League table after making an unbeaten start to their title defence.

"Lukaku is training with the team this morning (Friday)". "If the answer is positive and we have, of course, one more session tomorrow, but if the answer is positive then he is ready".

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Jose Mourinho's men have collected 2-1 victories from each of those outings - both away from home - with Alexis Sanchez chosen to lead the line after being moved inside from the flanks.

"If you want to put the match into the context of where we are and where we can be, it becomes even more hard".

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"After that, of course, there is a quality of the work, of the organisation, I think that is untouchable".

One thing the manager is pleased with is his team's willingness to fight until the end.

"So, it's going to be a very tough task but we feel very confident we can go there and make it hard for them".

Last season when United visited the Etihad, like this time, City were the overwhelming favourites before the game.

"I came here to do my job, nothing more", said former Inter Milan coach Mourinho.

"Even if the good results were not in our pockets the performances were there, the positive attitude was there so we are going to try, but you are right, City are a very powerful team."

The Portuguese previously indicated United - seventh in the table going into the weekend - can not consider themselves in the title race until they climb into the top four.

The champions are in ominous form leading into the encounter, having won six straight in all competitions and scored 12 goals in their past two outings.

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