Jose Mourinho labels Man City untouchables ahead of Etihad Stadium derby

Mourinho hails ‘fantastic’ United comeback

Mourinho hails ‘fantastic’ United comeback

Victor Lindelof knows Manchester United will be unable to relax for a second at swashbuckling Manchester City as Jose Mourinho's men go in search of a derby triumph that can turn their season.

Allegations of financial impropriety off the field couldn't derail Manchester City moving to the brink of the Champions League last 16 as Gabriel Jesus scored a hat-trick in a 6-0 thrashing of Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.

"I want to play it as an isolated match against a hard team".

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 don't think it's the way to look at the match". Whether Mourinho has the bravery to field the youngster from the start at City remains to be seen, but at least he can rely on the fine form of Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba, who have both been at the top of their games in recent weeks.

"We have to stop them in their attacks, there is a way to do it and the manager knows that". But what is behind, I can not say.

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Mourinho's side came from two goals down to beat Manchester City last season at the Etihad. "We are a team that always finds a way to fight back". That's why Pep plays him every week - he's just so willing to make runs off the ball, which makes defenders drop deeper than normal.

Can United put in that kind of performance again, or will City blow them away like they have nearly every team this season?

"Lukaku is training with the team this morning", Mourinho told a news conference.

United could be bolstered by the return of Romelu Lukaku for Sunday's derby, with the Belgium striker missing the Bournemouth and Juventus games because of injury. "If this answer is positive and we have, of course, one more session tomorrow, he's ready". But in this type of games, I would go for David Silva as he and Kevin De Bruyne are the two players who can pick out that final pass to split open a defence, who are sitting back and trying to frustrate them.

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