Raiola offered Manchester City Pogba in January - Guardiola

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That means that only Benjamin Mendy, who is recovering from a serious knee injury, is the only person who is confirmed to miss the game for City tomorrow as they look to try and win the league.

"You have to go into it like any other game", United midfielder Jesse Lingard said. "Of course it is hard but we believe". "Whatever happens in the Champions League is a bonus, I just hope he stays with us for a very long time!".

The Citizens have lost only game in Premier League this season.

Keane, a driving force in United's historic 1998-99 season when, uniquely, they won the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup treble, reckoned City's humbling at Anfield highlighted how "hype" surrounds Guardiola's creation.

They would have been two points clear at the top of the table with the same number of points in the 2015/16 season, while Mourinho's Chelsea had 70 points at this stage of the campaign in their title winning season of 2014/15.

Mkhitaryan left for Arsenal in a swap for Alexis Sanchez in January. "We have training this afternoon and we are going to see his physical condition". But they will not accept a loss against the rivals and here is the predicted lineup City might play for this tie.

Following City's 3-0 humbling by Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday, Jose Mourinho's side will be hoping to inflict a second successive defeat on Pep Guardiola's men this week.

"He's so strong, he knows how we like him, he knows how we support him", Guardiola said.

United said they would not have sold Pogba to their nearest rivals. I think if a coach wants to speak to you then you do it.

Several used that pain as motivation the following season, some recalling that afternoon at Sunderland before every single game they played.

Second-half, City undoubtedly improved, but it was too little too late.

"Why he offer? He was interested in Mhikitaryan and Pogba to play with us?"

And though his representative insisted there had been no contact with Guardiola - who last month he labelled a "coward" and "dog" - he insisted that were he open negotiations it would be with the club themselves rather than the coach. However, I prefer to finish third not fourth and I prefer to finish second not third and, because we are in the second position for many, many, many, many months.

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