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

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Fonseca recognises that could be a tall order, with Pep Guardiola's side having won their last 20 matches in all competitions and earning lavish praise for a lot of their play.

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.

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.

Shakhtar had created a few half chances without overly taxing Ederson before taking the lead with a spectacular goal from Bernard on 26 minutes.

"Against Arsenal, they could get away with it".

'I have had similar deciders in my career but this is the first time I have had such a game in the Champions League'. Yaya Toure and Tosin Adarabioyo, who have only seen action in the Carabao Cup, also started.

"I have complete trust in the team".

Even then, things were not all bad.

Pogba, who is serving a three-match domestic ban after receiving a red card in the win over Arsenal, said United must be ruthless in front of goal if they are to record their first win in three league games over City.

Manchester City ace Kevin de Bruyne says they'll go to Manchester United to win on Sunday.

He declared: "For players like me and Vinnie (Kompany), the older players, and we see the younger players like Sane and Sterling coming in. we play with more confidence". But it's not always about winning or losing - it's about playing the same way we always do and giving our all.

West Ham manager David Moyes, on his part, said: "I have to say it was a really good effort". That is nine of 10 outfielders who have hardly been overworked of late. I think he'll be watching not only our players but City's as well. Will he continue his rich vain of form in the Manchester derby?

"You need to kill the game when you have one chance because they are City and they have quality as well up front and they can kill the game at any time".

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