Mourinho fails to match up as Guardiola takes Man City streets ahead

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The Football Leaks group published details showing how Roberto Mancini, who managed City from 2009 to 2013 and won the Premier League title in 2012, received more pay from a team Sheikh Mansour owns in Abu Dhabi to work as a consultant than from the Manchester club.

"It's hard for me to answer because I focus on my job".

"You have to be focused and ready for everything so I'm looking forward to the game".

"It's two completely different teams but the win (at Juventus) gave us a lot of confidence which is always good".

"It's a very important match for two reasons. because it's the Manchester derby and also because if we win we will put distance between ourselves and them in the table". "Three points, three points, three points, so we're champions, the target, we did it".

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To date, Sanchez has scored just four times in 28 appearances for the Red Devils, something which has left Jose Mourinho baffled as he searches for answers for the player's drop in form.

Meanhwhile, Hoffenheim revived their hopes of reaching the Champions League last 16 as Pavel Kaderabek scored an injury-time equaliser to cap a dramatic comeback with 10 men and snatch a 2-2 draw at Lyon.

"And even if the good results were not in our pockets the performances were there, the positive attitude was there so we are going to try but Manchester City are a very powerful team".

"But in this moment I have only to think about football, and to think about football is to think about Manchester City as a football team there".

Speaking about the gesture, Mourinho said: 'I was insulted for 90 minutes. It's not possible in November, they've already showed they can recover. We played quite well [in April] but lost, but we were champions. "But I don't think they think it is an easy match for them".

Mourinho will also wait to make a decision on Romelu Lukaku, who has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury. "They are a big club with a big mentality".

"To me, Jose's best qualities were always that he was impossible when he was losing and impossible when he was winning and it was always enthralling to watch and he always brought everyone along the line".

"You know, I think we have to just think about the match".

"It's a new game, a new situation", the Spanish midfielder added.

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