Paul Pogba misses training in worry for José Mourinho before Manchester derby

Mourinho's side came from two goals down to beat Manchester City last season at the Etihad.

Ronaldo struck with a magnificent first-time volley on 65 minutes to seemingly leave Juve on course for the knockout phase, but Juan Mata equalised with an 86th-minute free-kick before Leonardo Bonucci turned into his own net.

Karim Benzema's first-half brace propelled Real Madrid to a 5-0 thrashing of Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday, putting the holders one win from the last 16 after a third straight victory under Santiago Solari. "We stick together through the hard times and the good and we win games like this, and it puts us on a high". It´s better to have this type of stumble tonight.

"All derbies are special, I think in Spain there is more noise than here but special, special for everybody", he said.

"It really just never gets old does it?"

@Guymowbray: Both clubs proudly flew the Premier League flag in the Champions League this week, but whose will be hoisted over Manchester until they meet again?

But Jose Mourinho has received good news on the injury front in the form of Romelu Lukaku, who has returned to training after not making the squad in the last two games. So, we have to make sure we grow up not just in our approach, - because that I think is clear that the team is growing up - but also we have to grow up in our compactness and to start matches well.

Allegri had urged his side to achieve their first aim of the season by reaching the last 16, and a draw would have been enough.

"It's hard for me to answer because I focus on my job, I focus on the four lines and I focus on football", Mourinho told reporters.

Not to mention Alex Sandro brutally nutmegging Jesse Lingard.

"In this moment I have only to think about football and about Manchester City as the football team they are".

I don't see City winning either, though.

"I didn't offend anyone at the end, I just made a gesture that I wanted to hear them louder".

"I probably shouldn't have done it, and with a cool head I wouldn't have done it, but with my family insulted, including my Inter family, I reacted like this", the Portuguese explained.

Vanessa Coleman

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