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Nicky Butt: Manchester United low on confidence

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Cary Erickson | 13 November, 2018, 19:28

But the game was killed off by Ilkay Gundogan as Pep Guardiola's men emerged 3-1 winners at the Etihad. It's true, last season we didn't get points at Anfield, we drew. Mourinho insisted United had given "not a negative performance at all" and added: "If you focus on the game today, it was open for 80-something minutes".

Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff. "It doesn't matter who you are or what team you manage, if the players are not on a high or confident they are not going to win too many games".

The Belgium global replaced £89m midfielder Paul Pogba, who was injured before the match.

"I remember in the local area when the rumours started about them buying a lot of land in the east Manchester area and looking to build this massive complex, like a little mini city within the city, and you don't think it is going to happen", he said. "It is the time to analyse what we are doing well and where we have to improve, to make sure we're at our best for the barrage of games that awaits us between now and the end of the year".

But City's top medical team look to have got De Bruyne back on track sooner than expected which is great news for City fans and the Premier League in general. I don't go for stats.

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Lee had graced many movies, comic books , video-games and sit-coms with his cameos, which were quite legendary. He added that the scale of Lee's imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart.

"I don't know. So the people know, he is from Manchester but the people knows the team he supports?"

Raheem Sterling's stepovers in the final seconds drew an angry reaction from Juan Mata, who appeared to accuse the forward of showboating, and Pep Guardiola confronted the England global at the end over his behaviour. "First half not so good", he said. "We played like: "I don't want to lose the ball" but not the intention to attack or to do something".

"Despite that, we were stable, we score one goal, the first 15 minutes was so good and after that we didn't press so well".

Bailly, who has played only five times for United, has not featured for Mourinho's side since the 3-2 victory over Newcastle last month.