Liverpool winger Sadio Mane is confident that his side will emerge victorious in tonight's game. He said "We are going to beat Manchester United. Of course [I think that]. We all believe it. We are going to make it."
United legend Paul Scholes thinks that Manchester United have not found their way of playing after a summer of change and he told Daily Mail "With United it is still a settling-in period - it is going to take a bit of time for them to knit together and see what they are about. Is there an identity to the team yet? I don't think there is."
He continued by saying "He was not ruthless enough in the off-season. There is so much confusion about who should play. What I saw of Mourinho at Chelsea, he had 13 or 14 players who played every week. He never rested players even in the League Cup or whatever competition he was in."
It is rumoured that Man City are looking to sign Kinglsey Coman. Manager Pep Guardiola is a known fan of the frenchman, having bought the starlet to Bayern Munich.
Man Utd midfielder hailed his fellow summer arrival by saying "Ibrahimovic is like a big brother. He has a winning mentality, and he's a great player."
The Portuguese coach, when quizzed about Klopp's style of management from the touchline, replied by saing "I'm on the touchline to try to coach, not to...."
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has shared his happiness after it emerged that he is now a father to a baby boy. He said on instagram "Another baby is on the way, and this time it's a boy. I couldn't be any happier, I hope everyone is feeling as blessed as I am today. Cheers to you my love... @daniellasemaan."
Liverpool right back Nathaniel Clyne feels that Marcus Rashford can do anything he wants. He said "Rashford could be coming up against me, He can play as a left winger. He is a direct player, every time he gets the ball he wants to go forward so I definitely have to be on my toes and at my best ability to play against him. I will have to make sure I get tight to him, not let him have much of the ball and not let him get space. When quality players get space, they can do anything."
The former Liverpool general said "United still have great players and a good team. This game is so important for them because they don't want the gap to be bigger. It's going to be a good one to watch."
Man City boss Pep Guardiola has said Aguero will remain on penlaty duty despite recent misses. When asked if he felt Aguero had the personality to take penalties, Guardiola replied "Yes."
Liverpool coach Jugen Klopp has rubbished rumours that Jose Mourinho is no longer a top coach. He said “It’s bulls***. No, but rubbish. Who says this? He has started badly at United?”
The French coach said of the contract issue "I don't think he needs convincing. He wants to stay here. If you have a good bank, call me. It's not just money. Arsenal can win titles of course. But that's what we have to show."
Man City forward Sergio Aguero hopes that his compatriot Leo Messi does not have a good game against Manchester City, and he said "All we can hope is that he has a bad day and our defence plays the game of its life. It’s that difficult because Leo is the best in the world."
Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton has told Daily Mail that Paul Pogba has to perform if United are to beat Liverpool tonight. He said "I want to see Paul Pogba dominate the midfield. He has to the grab the game by the scruff of the neck and drive United on. He's an exceptional talent, a real powerhouse, but Mourinho can't keep waiting for him to turn up."
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