City's winning run ends with defeat to Shakhtar

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"I'm a very straightforward guy".

He is now expected to come back into a United midfield that will be without the suspended Paul Pogba, who starts a three-match domestic ban, for Sunday's crucial clash against the Premier League leaders.

"If someone believes it is karma then OK - everyone has their right to their opinion".

There are never any guarantees in football, of course, and Guardiola will still have his work cut out to get one over his old rival Jose Mourinho, especially now his players have tasted defeat for the first time in months.

"It has been a tough week for Manchester City, but a good one, though it has also been a good week for Manchester United as well, in terms of competitors chasing City", Neville told Sky Sports News. We just have to be focused on whatever we're doing.

De Bruyne said: "If we don't win anything, are you going to talk about 20 wins?" It was massive. They played 10 players inside the box, it was nearly impossible.

"He took a red card and that's the way it goes".

"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". It's a good gap but doesn't mean anything.

Mourinho confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has not been involved in United's last two matchday squads as he continues his recovery from a long-term cruciate knee ligament injury, has a "big chance" of featuring against City.

"It means we (would) nearly have a four-game advantage". They spent a lot of money, like a lot of the big teams.

"Leroy [Sane] needed time to adapt a bit - to the way we play".

The Brazilian, Pep Guardiola's second attempt to replace Joe Hart, has already kept ten clean sheets and impressed numerous club's supporters with his absolute confidence with the ball at his feet (perhaps best summed by one particularly memorable touch in the midweek win against Southampton last week). It's complicated for us, and they obviously hold the game, and try to take advantage from a set piece.