Pep Guardiola is using mind games on me - Jose Mourinho

Pep Guardiola is using mind games on me - Jose Mourinho

- Manchester United have qualified for the round of 16 in the ongoing 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League campaign

- United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said his focus is on Sunday's Manchester derby clash with City

- He also blasted Guardiola for playing mind games with him in responses of availiable players

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, whose side have secure round of 16 qualification from Champions League Group A and also topped the group in the process, have switched focus on his side all important clash with Manchester City at the weekend.

Goals from Lukaku and Marcus Rashford saw the Red Devils come from behind to qualify for the last 16 as Group A winners.

Pep Guardiola is using mind games on me - Jose Mourinho

Pep Guardiola is using mind games on me - Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho who had now switched attention to derby clash with Manchester City on Sunday, December 10, accused Guardiola of employing mind games before the showdown.

Guardiola said David Silva is a doubt for Sunday, but Mourinho suggested the City boss was trying to trick him - just like Arsene Wenger, who claimed Alexandre Lacazette had no chance of facing United - only for him to start.

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When asked about United's injuries, Mourinho said: “You want the truth? What do you want?

“Eric Bailly has no chance for the weekend, Phil Jones a chance. Marouane Fellaini a chance, Zlatan a big chance.

“Nemanja Matic is injured but will play for sure. I’m telling the truth! It’s the truth. No stories of Lacazatte or David Silva. All the truth.

“Our opponents have all these issues. They have a big issue but, in the end, everybody is ready to play.

Pep Guardiola is using mind games on me - Jose Mourinho

Mourinho believes that Guardiola is not being honest on his fit players

The Manchester United boss added: “They have phenomenal organisations. We are a bit more humble.

“When we have a problem, we have a problem. When players are injured, they are injured. I tell you the truth.”

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United, who made it a club record-equalling 40 home games unbeaten in all competitions, could face Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Juventus in the last 16.

Mourinho said: "I'm unlucky in draws but I don’t want to think about it till February.”

NAIJ.com reported earlier that Manchester United came from a goal down to defeat Russian side CSKA Moscow by two goals to one at Old Trafford on Tuesday, December 5.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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