United thriving as underdogs ahead of derby clash, says Herrera

United thriving as underdogs ahead of derby clash, says Herrera

However, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winning star was said to have had some basic indoor training on Friday, which suggests a minor niggle rather than a long-term injury.

The Belgian, who has scored four goals for United this season, missed Wednesday's 2-1 win at Juventus in the Champions League as well as last weekend's 2-1 Premier League victory over Bournemouth. Of course for the fans it means a little bit more because it is a derby and because we are playing against a contender.

Jose Mourinho's men will be looking to try and derail Pep Guardiola's Premier League leaders, who are unbeaten and two points clear at the top of the table as things stand. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.

"It's ugly, sometimes we also take insults from the crowd, but there was no need, but I did not insult him, nothing that has been spread around".

"We have to stop them in their attacks, there is a way to do it and the manager knows that. I don't think it's easy for him".

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"We have to just think about the match, it is hard enough by an isolated event". I can not say we are going to be successful in our motivations, in our desire, but we played two different matches away against two very good teams - Chelsea and Juventus - and we managed to get good results. Yet they have also fallen into the habit of going behind in matches.

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

"No team wins in Turin in the last nine years, how strong Juventus are", Guardiola said of United's eye-catching result. "We're a team that always finds a way to fight back".

The champions are in ominous form leading into the encounter, having won six straight in all competitions and scored 12 goals in their past two outings.