The Belgian forward has been thrust into the limelight following his move from Everton to Old Trafford in the summer.
Mourinho has tended to deploy a back three this season only against other sides playing a back three - CSKA Moscow, Arsenal, Watford, Chelsea, Tottenham - but, if only for reasons of personnel he seems likely to use a back three on Sunday.
A similar game to Manchester United's at Arsenal is expected.
"It's a big derby and the atmosphere is going to be big".
According to Bet365, City are rated at 23/20.
Wayne Rooney broke the deadlock for United inside two minutes before Gareth Barry levelled for Mark Hughes's side.
Anthony Martial at 13/2 to score first also looks like a good football bet for this Manchester derby.
There is a chance, of course, that Pogba's comments were lost in translation and he was merely eluding to City's superiority and highlighting a way that they'd hopefully veer off track, but even still, that shouldn't detract from the recklessness of his words.
Lingard has a history of scoring in Manchester United's biggest games after finding the net in their recent FA Cup and League Cup successes.
Last season however, Manchester United and Manchester City left the Premier League title race to Chelsea and Tottenham. Less happily still, the main thrust of that 10-point plan is that "he who has the ball has fear".
Manchester City restored their eight-point gap over Manchester United on Sunday thanks to David Silva's late winner against West Ham United.
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Mystifying then, that a player who's recently suffered the agony and torment of long-term injury, would wish the same on fellow professionals.
During their time coaching Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively, El Clasico matches between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola took on a life of their own.
For a player whose game is based on style and grace, it was a classless comment from Pogba.
Britain's Times newspaper said City were understood to have made a formal request to United and the Premier League for the Amazon crew to be given access to the tunnel area and away dressing room at Old Trafford, but it had been denied due to insufficient space.
Sergio Aguero added the third for City and, even though Darren Fletcher pulled a goal back, a late surge by the visitors brought three more goals.
Former Ranger manager Ally McCoist felt Shaw's play with Juan Mata was the highlight of the game at Old Trafford.
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