Manchester City want derby revenge, says Laporte

Manchester City want derby revenge, says Laporte

"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".

Dybala had drawn a blank against United before Mourinho took centre stage, having previously netted the victor against the Red Devils in an initial European clash between two heavyweight outfits at Old Trafford.

But since they took charge at United and City the relationship between Mourinho and Guardiola appears more cordial, with the Catalan happy to avoid the rows of the past.

"It's a very good team, especially at home", the Swedish centre-back said. "It's much better, believe me".

Paulo Dybala has denied reports that he insulted Jose Mourinho at the end of Juventus' Champions League match against Manchester United on Wednesday. A few weeks ago at Stamford Bridge [against Chelsea], one of the toughest places, they nearly won.

United's ability to snatch late goals under former manager Alex Ferguson was one their most potent weapons, an ability they have not managed to display with any sort of regularity since the Scot retired.

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He is quoted by the Daily Star as saying: "We don't know that [importance of the game]".

Victory over Guardiola's side would cut the gap at the top to six points but Mourinho refused to say the derby is a chance for his team to get back into the title race.

"If we draw [the gap] is nine points if we lose it is 12", he said. "If his response is positive - and we have of course one more session tomorrow - he is ready". I think that is untouchable but what is behind [the scenes] I can not say.

"The sensation when they have the ball with players in front, wow, they have incredible talent in front and the middle".

Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Ronaldo said: "I was happy for the goal, but are a little bit disappointed because we should win the game easily, [by] three or four goals".

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