"We're so exhausted because United rested all week, that's why it'll be so important in the bad moments to feel our supporters are there".
"It is a system we can use, maybe in the Champions League".
Victory at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening would see Pep Guardiola's swashbuckling side clinch the title with more games to spare than any other side in English top-flight history. "We have to accept it and now we have United at home and then Liverpool at home. We have training later and we will see later".
"Last season, we are not able to get the feeling that we are ready to compete in Europe", Guardiola said.
United, serial winners of the Premier League under former manager Alex Ferguson, will be desperate to throw a spanner in City's works and reclaim a modicum of pride.
Losing to United would upset fans, but is unlikely to be detrimental to City's season.
Lingard, 25, has been one of United's players of the season, while fellow midfielder McTominay, 21, has played nine league this term. "It would be wonderful, something different", he said. Did they? Do you know that? "I would not speak to him about players, I would speak to Manchester City".Читайте также: Record-breaking Aussies rebound from Pearson pull-out
He was also effusive in his praise for star player Kevin De Bruyne and sounded a warning to his rivals, by insisting he wants his team to be even stronger next season.
Mourinho was uncharacteristically taciturn ahead of the game, refusing to discuss a number of topics, although he did confess that he will not try and talk down City's obvious superiority in the league table.
City have only once reached the Champions League semi-finals despite investing eye-watering sums of money in their playing squad.
Now on 84 points, the leaders are chasing Chelsea's Premier League record tally of 95 points set in 2004-05.
"Sometimes his teams, they beat me, sometimes I beat him, it's simple like that", he said.
City who lead their "city" rivals United by 16 points with only seven games left to play.
Raiola proposed the most controversial deal possible, a switch from United to City. So the myth abounded and still does the rounds, City relegated United.
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