City's winning run ends with defeat to Shakhtar

City's winning run ends with defeat to Shakhtar

City's winning run ends with defeat to Shakhtar

Pogba had said in a recent interview of City: "Some day I hope they are going to slip and I hope, and I know that it's bad to say things like that, but I hope for us that some very important players get injured".

Indeed, the only real downside to losing 2-1 to Shakhtar Donetsk is that the timing is not ideal, given it comes right before Sunday's Manchester derby.

But the Spain worldwide has not travelled for Wednesday's Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk, where Guardiola is expected to rest other key stars given his team have already secured progress to the knockout stages as Group F winners. "We can see what we are doing, when we put the pressure on we get the result".

The 23-year-old has also only started just twice in the Champions League after missing just one fixture in the competition with the French champions, but looks set to be in the starting lineup against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Shakhtar had created a few half chances without overly taxing Ederson before taking the lead with a spectacular goal from Bernard on 26 minutes. It is a big game, the first against second, so everybody will be up for it. Against Manchester City, when it goes in those midfield areas, if they beat your pressing midfield. then you're going to be in trouble.

"Hopefully, we can win the game, that would be massive".

At the back, many are calling for Tosin Adarabioyo to start this one, which makes a lot of sense.

"Before next week's match against Manchester United, we have to travel to Ukraine and after that think about Old Trafford". But it's not always about winning or losing - it's about playing the same way we always do and giving our all.

Guardiola took a full-strength squad to Kharkiv - barring the suspended Kevin De Bruyne and the slightly injured David Silva - so preparations for the derby can run as smoothly as possible, and before flying back to Manchester on Thursday the team will train together and be shown video analysis of their next opponents.

Yet even after seeing his side progress, Mourinho reacted to comments made by Guardiola regarding the current fitness of Manchester City's David Silva. The other is Aguero, who has a fine record in Manchester derbies and who at least kept alive the Blues' run of having scored in every game this season. It's because I decide [that he does not play].

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