United thriving as underdogs ahead of derby clash: Herrera


The Premier League leaders will welcome their bitter rivals to Eastlands as Pep Guardiola's side look to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Der Spiegel's reporting claims Sheikh Mansour's City regime topped up multi-million-pound sponsorship deals with Abu Dhabi companies, using their owner's fortune, in order to meet UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) stipulations.

"We dominated the game for 90 minutes, had so many chances, could've killed it off three or four times, but we relaxed and were punished", Ronaldo said.

"I expect a very hard game". A key turning point was the 6-1 at their place - I think things have changed since then.

Former Manchester United striker Owen is tipping Manchester City to beat their derby rivals at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening.

The Portuguese previously indicated United - seventh in the table going into the weekend - can not consider themselves in the title race until they climb into the top four.

United though had the final word as Mourinho brought on Mata and Marouane Fellaini, who helped turn the game round in just four minutes, the Spaniard bending in a free-kick from the edge of the box to give the visitors a scarcely-deserved equaliser.

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"If we draw [the gap] is nine points if we lose it is 12", he said. "But we still have two matches which will allow us to finish first".

"I can't make a direct comparison because I have never played for Barca or Real, so haven't played in a Clasico", Silva said.

Paul Pogba is not closing the door on a return to Juventus.

Whatever one may think of the current situation, United have made it a habit of striking late and coming out on top despite adversity. "We didn't have him in the first leg, Juventus introduced Barzagli to control us, but we immediately went direct and got the goals", Mourinho explained.

"And even if the good results were not in our pockets the performances were there, the positive attitude was there so we are going to try but Manchester City are a very powerful team".

"Against Juventus it happened, we concede the goal in minute 60 we had a good start".

The player has himself revealed in an interview with the FourFourTwo magazine that he had an offer from City, but nothing came of it and he wound up in the red side of Manchester.