Matic: Mourinho knows how to stop Man City

Nemanja Matic has described Manchester City as ‘a very good side’ but has warned that Jose Mourinho knows how to stop them.

Man City have picked up where they left off last season, regaining their place at the summit of the Premier League table and are yet to lose a league game this season.

However, this weekend sees the return of one of the most eagerly anticipated fixtures of the season, the Manchester derby, as Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola do battle once more.

Speaking about Sunday afternoon’s fixture, Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has said that the Red Devils will be ready for what the Blues throw at them.

“I expect a very difficult game.’’ Matic told Sky Sports.

“They are a very good side, they play good football, they score a lot of goals in every game, but we also have our qualities which we have to use.

“We have to stop them in their attacks, there is a way to do it and the manager knows that. We will prepare for the game. I expect a hard game but, in a derby, everything is possible, and we will be ready for that.”

Last season, City beat United at Old Trafford, but missed the chance to win the title against their Manchester rivals in the return fixture at the Etihad, when United came from two goals down to win 3-2.

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