Man Utd manager Mourinho downplays Etihad victory

Gary Neville has said that no result in Sundays Manchester derby would be a surprise, saying that both sides have the ability to win.

The World Cup victor scored twice the last time the two sides met, delaying City's clinching of the Premier League title by inspiring a 3-2 comeback - and he will be afforded the opportunity to show he can play when United train again on the eve of the huge showdown.

After scoring the only goal in the game during the 2016 fixture to give United a priceless victory at the Etihad, Rashford became the youngest ever scorer in the history of the derby.

'For me, personally, to score the victor there was the biggest feeling in my career, ' the 21-year-old told United's official website. "But in this moment I have only to think about football, and to think about football is to think about Manchester City as a football team there". "Nothing would really surprise me in this game as it could swing so much either way - I wouldn't be surprised it City won 3-0 but it wouldn't surprise me if United won 2-1 or 3-2 either", Neville said on his weekly podcast.

"They're the games that I love to be involved in".

"It's not easy for United because when you look around the world there aren't that many centre-backs playing at that top level who they can get from other clubs".

Defender Victor Lindelof feels United are capable of causing City problems, despite Pep Guardiola's side undefeated domestic campaign.

"We were so focused on not losing that game, winning was the only option for us when we went out in the second half".

"I haven't got a clue!"

Mourinho made a habit of making an example of Pogba last season, dropping him numerous times for erratic performances, leading to links with a move to Barcelona.

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