Manchester United Football Club take on City tomorrow, in the first derby of the new era under Jose Mourinho. Our Portuguese coach will go head-to-head with an old foe in the form of Josep Guardiola, and what an absolute classic we have in prospect.
Ahead of the game, Jose Mourinho met the media, and explained why this game has become tougher due to the absence of Sergio Aguero. The 28-year-old will miss the game after a nasty elbow on West Ham’s Winston Reid.
“He doesn’t play and they have amazing options,” said Mourinho.
“It is more difficult. When Sergio Aguero is available he plays, we know their formation.”
“We have to reduce the unpredictability,” Mourinho finished.
It’s true, because if Sergio Aguero was fit, you know exactly how City are going to line-up in an attacking sense. Now they could play without a striker and go with a false nine, give Kelechi Iheanacho his big chance, or even play Sterling through the middle.
Jose Mourinho now has to plan for several different situations, but we all know just how good he is at preparing his sides in terms of tactics and formations.
Hopefully, our lads can put in a top performance and bring all three points home with them come lunch-time tomorrow.