Pep Guardiola makes promise to Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri by SMS - report

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This is the second competitive encounter between Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City after the English team's 2-0 win at the Etihad in September.

Pep Guardiola has revealed that he is not sure if David Silva will be ready to feature in the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Manchester City have already finished first in their group but have taken a full strength squad for the last game of this stage of the Champions League, all the way to Ukraine. Shakhtar have been unable to play in their home city for the past three years due to civil war.

Mourinho suggested Guardiola was being less than truthful by expressing doubts about the fitness of David Silva and hinted Wenger had done the same with regard to Alexandre Lacazette prior to United's 3-1 win at Arsenal on Saturday.

Of course, the Frenchman's suspension is a short problem, but there's another long-term issue that will continue to annoy Mourinho again next weekend.

But even that still isn't enough to make them firm favourites for when their rivals visit Old Trafford on Sunday. "I can promise you we are going to try to win the game".

'If such a person watches you from the stands it can be extra motivation and I hope this will be the case with our Brazilians'.

Guardiola has favoured a lone striker this season, with either Sergio Aguero or Gabriel Jesus deployed at the head of their fluid, interchangeable attacking system.

However the normally confident Ederson was caught in two minds as he dashed out to challenge Ismaily as he chased a ball over the top.

Fonseca recognises that could be a tall order, with Pep Guardiola's side having won their last 20 matches in all competitions and earning lavish praise for a lot of their play. When players are injured, they are injured.

"I think teams respect us". He's won 61, drawn 23 and lost 15 of his previous 99 games, lifting the trophy on two occasions with Barcelona (2009, 2011).

It was the most unlikely lead at the end of a first half in which the hosts dominated.

"The truth is Eric Bailly, no chance for the weekend, Phil Jones a chance, [Marouane] Fellaini a chance, Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] a big chance and [Nemanja] Matic is injured but will play for sure".

"He felt uncomfortable after his goal [against West Ham]".

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