David Silva is usually the man but this time I think it's time for Raheem Sterling to step up in a huge game.
United's Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial as well as City's Benjamin Mendy are set to head to the French capital by private jet after the game at the Etihad Stadium to celebrate a friend's birthday.
One hot potato that arose in his customary pre-match press conference were the startling revelations about his side's cross-city rivals - and opponents this weekend - Manchester City that have recently arisen. Two weeks later they conceded the first goal against Chelsea but fought back to draw 2-2. But from 2-0 down, United were able to pull off a thrilling comeback to see them leave the Etihad with all three points.
"The first game [at Old Trafford] was incredible for me, and the second for him". We will try especially to have a good game. I can not say we will be successful in our motivations and desire, but we played two hard matches away against two very good teams, Chelsea and Juventus, and we managed to get good results.
Can United put in that kind of performance again, or will City blow them away like they have nearly every team this season? They also consider him to be someone who isn't a team player, given his constant demands for the ball on the pitch, as well as the aforementioned.More news: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins election to New York’s 14th congressional district
However, Mourinho knows they can not afford the sloppy starts that have been all to frequent recently.
"But if we keep conceding goals before the opposition there will be a day where we can not come back so we have to grow up in our approach, because is clear the team is growing up, but we have to grow up in our compactness and start matches well. Which, I have to say against Juventus, it happened".
Striker Romelu Lukaku is back training with the side and could be available for Sunday.
Speaking about the gesture, Mourinho said: 'I was insulted for 90 minutes.
"We have a chance - it is Friday morning now - that Lukaku could be back [for Sunday]". "We have of course one more session tomorrow (Saturday), if the answer is positive he is ready", Mourinho added. "I don't know his answer".