Dec 10, 2017 at 4.30pm UK at ​Old Trafford
Attendance: 74,847
Man UtdManchester United
1-2
Man CityManchester City
Rashford (45')
Rojo (36'), Rashford (63'), Herrera (79'), Young (90')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Silva (43'), Otamendi (54')
Walker (4'), Silva (73')

Jose Mourinho aims dig at Pep Guardiola over David Silva fitness

Mourinho aims dig at Guardiola over Silva
© SilverHub
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accuses Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola of playing mind games over the fitness of David Silva.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has appeared to accuse his Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola of playing mind games ahead of their huge derby match at Old Trafford this weekend.

The Portuguese coach's comments came after the Spaniard suggested that David Silva might not play in the derby due to an unspecified "little problem".

Mourinho was taken by surprise last weekend when Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ruled striker Alexandre Lacazette out of their meeting at the Emirates, only to then field him in the starting lineup of the game, which United won 3-1.

Asked for his own team news ahead of this weekend, Mourinho told reporters: "When we have a problem, we have a problem.

"When players are injured, they are injured. I tell you the truth. The truth is Eric Bailly has no chance for the weekend, Phil Jones a chance, [Marouane] Fellaini a chance, Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] a big chance and [Nemanja] Matic is injured but will play for sure. [Michael] Carrick, no chance.

"No stories of Lacazette or David Silva. All the truth. Our opponents have all these issues. They have a big issue but, in the end, everybody is ready to play. They have phenomenal organisations. We are a bit more humble."

United go into the game on Sunday trailing unbeaten leaders City by eight points.

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil pictured together on November 27, 2016
Read Next:
Combined XI: Arsenal vs. Man Utd
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City16151048113746
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd16112336112535
3Chelsea17112431141735
4Burnley179441612431
5Liverpool1686234201430
6Arsenal1692530201029
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs1684428141428
8Leicester CityLeicester166552322123
9Watford176472629-322
10Everton165472029-919
11Southampton164661619-318
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield175391229-1718
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton164571421-717
14Bournemouth164481519-416
15Stoke CityStoke174491936-1716
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle164391625-915
17Crystal Palace173591228-1614
18West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom162771222-1013
19West Ham UnitedWest Ham163491432-1813
20Swansea CitySwansea163310918-912
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account