Gary Neville: Manchester City Have Given Manchester United A Ray Of Hope

In response to his comments, FA sources insisted the Frenchman had not brought the game into disrepute.

The counterexample to Pogba would be someone like Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Zlatan pretends to be the best thing ever made, but it's not genuine. We want to win, we need to win as well.

According to Bet365, City are rated at 23/20.

Since rejoining United in 2016-17, Pogba has been a consummate professional, putting in extra work behind the scenes, impacting big games and bouncing back from injuries stronger than before.

And that means Mourinho's men topped Group A and will face a team who finished second in their group in the last 16.

Last season however, Manchester United and Manchester City left the Premier League title race to Chelsea and Tottenham. "So, if that starts happening with them as well, maybe we'll get a little difference... a little touch that makes them weaker".

Can Manchester United cut back the 8-point gap?

"Lingard is blessed with a cool head in front of goal". And on that might rest the next three to four years of English football.

It seems very likely that this match will follow along similar lines.

Jose Mourinho's team will look to break on the counter.

Britain's Times newspaper said City were understood to have made a formal request to United and the Premier League for the Amazon crew to be given access to the tunnel area and away dressing room at Old Trafford, but it had been denied due to insufficient space. Every single one. And he had a personal handshake for each person that he greeted.

Former Ranger manager Ally McCoist felt Shaw's play with Juan Mata was the highlight of the game at Old Trafford.

In April of 2017, Manchester City were held to a goalless draw at home by Manchester United. We are still behind.

Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Marouane Fellaini are all major doubts.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has also missed the past couple of games but could return for this one. Just ask Benjamin Mendy. He was injured at the time but still went to see and congratulate his international teammates. Surprisingly, Ederson, Fernandinho, Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus all started at Shakhtar, and Sergio Aguero came on.

There is much to appreciate about the way that Pogba plays: His technical superiority over almost everyone he's on the field with, the way that he uses his body as part of his skill rather than a crutch, his attitude regarding one-on-one duels that reveals his street-footballing background, his vision, and even the way he gallops like Homer Simpson running on a treadmill.

  • Ricardo Clara