Jose Mourinho Accuses Pep Guardiola Of Lies Over David Silva Injury

Jose Mourinho Accuses Pep Guardiola Of Lies Over David Silva Injury

Javier Howell
December 7, 2017

City had already qualified from Champions League Group F as winners long before this game and the only impact the loss should have is on a few of the players' pride - and even that may not be much of an issue going forward given most of the starting XI will not play on Sunday.

Yes, the defending was poor in the first half, particularly on the right-hand side, and we saw a mistake from Ederson for the first time since his very first game for City; a pre-season friendly against United.

Kevin de Bruyne is another who has not made the journey to Ukraine with the Belgium global set to serve a one-match suspension after picking up three yellow cards in the group phase of the competition. To be more specific, they've flown to Kharkiv, which is where Shakhtar actually play their games nowadays due to unfortunate circumstances. "Our game idea is always the same, and with this type of game we must have a lot of patience and precision when attacking".

With one eye on Sunday's Manchester derby, City coach Pep Guardiola gave starts to youngsters Phil Foden on the left and Tosin Adarabioyo in the center of defense.

Former City defender Mills says the result of the game is tough to call, but that if the visitors leave with all three points then it will make them virtually "uncatchable" both in terms of points and mentality.

"It will be interesting to see if they will be like that against Manchester City because Manchester City could pierce them open, should they come out the back". Matic is injured but will play for sure.

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Williams will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and we already have some idea of the value he can have at the deadline. After the game, he left without speaking to reporters but wasn't on crutches, according to multiple reports .

"Against Arsenal, they could get away with it".

And Nicolas Otamendi, rightly, says it's Manchester City's job to find a way to beat these tactics: "The last matches were similar".

"They are incredibly exciting, while Mourinho is a bit more pragmatic".

One West Ham player who did catch the eye at Eastlands was Republic of Ireland Under-21 global Declan Rice.

"Obviously physically you get worn down, because you're moving the ball and you're passing the ball".