Why Manchester United fans have cause for optimism vs Manchester City

Why Manchester United fans have cause for optimism vs Manchester City

However, the build-up to the match has been overshadowed by a series of Football Leaks reports claiming that Abu Dhabi-owned City artificially inflated sponsorship deals in order to comply with UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations.

Mourinho, asked about the FFP allegations facing City, said: "It's hard for me to answer because I focus on my job".

The Red Devils will make the short trip to the Etihad to take on arch-rival Manchester City on Sunday in the Premier League and will hope to replicate last season's result there when they emerged 3-2 winners.

City, who were given a £49 million fine after they were found to have breached the rules in 2014, have responded by saying that they will not comment on the specific allegations.

Pogba is believed to be unhappy with the role Mourinho is ordering him to play, and has hinted at a return to Juventus ahead of the winter transfer window - but Goal quote Raiola backing the midfielder to remain in Manchester for now.

"You could look at the centre-backs and say if they're exposed you could get at them".

'I admire because of his fantastic qualities. It wouldn't surprise me if City win this 5-0, but this is Jose Mourinho, who always turns up in the big games.

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"But what is behind, I can not say".

"I don't think there is a soft point to this Manchester City team", Neville said.

'But the numbers speak by itself, how many goals he scores - and is not about scoring goals in one season. "We are a team that always finds a way to fight back, sometimes changing results and other times not", he said.

"That feeling of being two goals behind was a awful one and coming back from that was wonderful".

Raiola, though, says that his client and Mourinho are friends again, though he says Pogba carries Juventus "in his heart".

"If the answer is positive and we have of course one more session tomorrow, if the answer is positive he is ready but he trains with the team I don't know his answer".

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