Kevin De Bruyne would prefer to face Paul Pogba in Manchester derby


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.

An impressive attack, coupled with a David de Gea masterclass, steered United to a 3-1 win over Arsenal in their last league outing but Gale feels Jose Mourinho's side will have to adopt a more cautious approach against the league leaders.

De Bruyne, however, rejected the notion of karma, which is a spiritual principle of cause and effect, part of religions including Hindusim, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Taoism.

"Today it was a big opportunity for most of the players that are not playing as much as the others". It's because I decide [that he does not play].

"The truth is Eric Bailly no chance for the weekend", he said, when asked which of his currently-injured players would be available on Sunday.

A win will see City break a Premier League record for most consecutive wins while at the same time shatter United's unbeaten record at home - which will stretch to 40 in all competitions if they avoid a loss to CSKA Moscow on Tuesday [5 December] night.

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"I think the Arsenal game was obviously a great result and I loved the way they pressed Arsenal".

"Of course, I was a little upset because I thought we did great and were so close to getting at least one point". Matic is injured but will play for sure.

And, although they could not overturn the deficit in Kharkiv, and in truth never really got near to doing so, bouncing back from this defeat, in what was a dead rubber for them anyway, should be an easier task than having to recover from a set-back in the Premier League.

Being a dead rubber from City's perspective, Ederson's error wasn't exactly a disaster for them.

City earned a consolation goal in added time when Sergio Aguero scored from the penalty spot after Bogdan Butko brought down Gabriel Jesus.

"Obviously physically you get worn down, because you're moving the ball and you're passing the ball".