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

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

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

"But it was just nice to play against him". "I don't think that's the way to look at the match".

Manchester United players have been putting in the hard yards at Carrington ahead of Sunday's Manchester derby.

It is unclear at this stage if the France midfielder is in danger of missing the trip to Manchester City or when the problem occurred. Mourinho's team are enjoying a fine week, having won at Bournemouth and Juventus, while last month they drew at Chelsea after leading until the closing moments. I just told him that and left'. We will prepare for the game.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho: "If we keep conceding [opening] goals the day will arrive where we can not come back. But Manchester City are a very powerful team".

United's ability to snatch late goals under former manager Alex Ferguson was one their most potent weapons, an ability they have not managed to display with any sort of regularity since the Scot retired. "But I don't think they think it is an easy match for them". They also consider him to be someone who isn't a team player, given his constant demands for the ball on the pitch, as well as the aforementioned.

However, Mourinho knows they can not afford the sloppy starts that have been all to frequent recently. "We are a team that always finds a way to fight back, sometimes changing results and other times not", he said.

"So if we keep conceding goals before the opponent we will arrive at the day where we can not come back so we have to make sure that we grow up, not just in our approach, but also in our compactness in order to start matches well". "Which, I have to say against Juventus, it happened".

Nevertheless, Mourinho is still keen to get the striker back playing as soon as possible - and the Portuguese coach has hinted that Lukaku could be back available for Sunday's showdown against Pep Guardiola's league leaders.

And Mourinho said United are not focusing on the yawning gap between the two clubs in the build-up to Sunday's game. Lukaku trained with the main group on Friday but the United boss will wait to see if he comes through training on Saturday unscathed. "If his response is positive - and we have of course one more session tomorrow - he is ready".

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