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

The highly anticipated Manchester derby returns this weekend with the two sides much further apart than when they met for the first time last season. But in this type of games, I would go for David Silva as he and Kevin De Bruyne are the two players who can pick out that final pass to split open a defence, who are sitting back and trying to frustrate them.

In contrast, United are languishing down in an unfamiliar seventh place, already nine points behind their city rivals after losing three of their opening 11 league matches.

Jose Mourinho hailed a "fantastic victory" after Manchester United stole the thunder of Cristiano Ronaldo and a dominant Juventus with a 2-1 win in the Champions League on Wednesday.

"When you win, you are more optimistic in your preparations for the next game", Herrera told the British media.

"They are a very good team with very good players, so you have to be on your toes all the time and can't relax for a second".

The United boss said: "We are going to try".

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However the United handler did admit his side needed to change up their approach because it would not be everyday they would be able to achieve such impossible come backs. They can recover well like 2-0 v Newcastle, big club, big mentality.

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. November, five or six strong teams, one issue in March and April but now everything is open, football changes in one week or two weeks".

City were in control against, leading by two first-half goals, only for United to stage a second-half rally and win 3-2, with Pogba scoring twice in a matter of minutes before Chris Smalling fired the victor.

"You have to be focused and ready for everything so I'm looking forward to the game".

"Ever since I came, he's been very important to me", the defender said. We played quite well [in April] but lost, but we were champions.

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