Manchester United sweating on fitness of Paul Pogba ahead of the derby

2:31                                            The Debate United’s late win at Juventus 'a huge boost' ahead of the derby

2:31 The Debate United’s late win at Juventus 'a huge boost' ahead of the derby

Kevin de Bruyne, Eliaquim Mangala and Claudio Bravo are long-term absentees.

Diogo Dalot has been out with an injury sustained during the worldwide break, while captain Antonio Valencia is back in contention having travelled to Italy for the midweek game against Juventus.

Defending champions City are two points clear at the top of the league and nine ahead of seventh-placed United, who won last season's corresponding fixture 3-2.

The Belgian missed the last few games due to injury but United have been on a great run of form in his absence. English teams always looking for the set-pieces. As are we all.

Mourinho also said that Romelu Lukaku is in line to feature for United against City if he can prove his fitness over the next 48 hours.

Supreme Court ban on firecrackers goes up in smoke
The AQI rose from 281 at 7 pm to 291 an hour later and by 10 pm, it was 296, said the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The Supreme Court had allowed bursting of firecrackers from 8 pm to 10 pm only on Diwali and other festivals.


German publication Der Spiegel this week published a series of damning indictments about the state of the Manchester City operation and their controversial owners, the Abu Dhabi United Group, headed by Sheikh Mansour.

"They have incredible talent up front and in the middle as well". "If we drew it is nine points between us, if we lose it is 12, but we have to just think about the match which will be a hard match against a hard team".

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes praised his old team's performance in the Champions League on Wednesday night as they came from behind to beat Juventus in Turin, but he accused manager Jose Mourinho of lacking "class" at the end of the game.

United fans might be optimistic due to their win at the Etihad towards the end of last season, but I don't see that happening again.

Former Real midfielder Solari took over from the sacked Julen Lopetegui as interim coach on October 29, and has now seen his side score 11 times without reply following wins over Melilla and Real Valladolid.

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