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Jose Mourinho mastered yet another remarkable comeback this week

Jose Mourinho mastered yet another remarkable comeback this week

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.

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.

But the former Bayern Munich boss insists he is wary of United's last-gasp antics they have displayed in recent weeks.

Guardiola also played down talk that United are not the force they once were, citing their impressive results recently as a reason to not to underestimate the threat they still pose.

Whatever United's plans, they must involve what has been a problem for most Etihad visitors though, and that is staying in the game.

Asked if he felt United were operating on a fair playing field ahead of the derby, Mourinho said: "It's hard for me to answer because I focus on my job, I focus on the four lines". English teams always looking for the set-pieces. As are we all.

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Yet United know they can hurt Guardiola's side, having come from behind to win 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium in April and delay their title party.

"It doesn't matter if [our] confidence is good - it's always complicated". Although his goal was a beauty, the Portuguese stirred massive controversy after he opted to celebrate it - an act which surprised many Manchester United fans. "I don't think that's the way to look at the match".

"They have incredible talent up front and in the middle as well".

Nemanja Matic has described Manchester City as "a very good side" but has warned that Jose Mourinho knows how to stop them. What I don't like is that they focus on his reaction and not the insults.

'I wouldn't do it again.

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