Manchester United are gearing up for the biggest challenge of the Jose Mourinho era, with the derby clash against Manchester City in the footballing fraternity’s focus today.
The cross-town rivals clash at Old Trafford in what promises to be an exciting and high-quality encounter.
Pressure is building on Jose Mourinho to include teenage striker Marcus Rashford in his starting XI, with the 18-year-old scoring the side’s winner against Hull last time out and netting a hat-trick for England under-21’s.
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Former United defender Gary Neville has stated that the Portuguese trainer should being the teenager into his team for the game against City.
“I hope Rashford does start because he will add to the game and he will be a big threat to Manchester City, but I don’t think he will,” he told Sky Sports.
“Rashford offers something that would cause City problems, he proved that last season. I hope he starts from the point of view that the game will be better with him in it, he’s got that unpredictability and would add something to the game.”
Meanwhile, reported summer target Fabinho has ended speculation over his future by penning a new deal with Monaco, as confirmed on the French club’s website.
Fabinho : "Je suis très heureux de prolonger à l’AS Monaco" #Fabinho2021
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Talk in the British press stated that the Red Devils could well swoop for the Brazil international to bolster their options at right-back.
However, Anthony Martial’s former team-mate has committed to Monaco with a new five-year deal.