Ibrahimovic, Fellaini and Jones come through training unscathed ahead of Manchester derby

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Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in 46 games before suffering a serious knee injury in the Europa League quarter final win over Anderlecht in April. We'll try to show on Sunday that we can play very good football and we can win the three points.

Manchester United, despite their best efforts, is on the second position in the League table with arch-rivals Manchester City not willing to give up on points.

Hopefully, Jose Mourinho has a masterplan to cope without Pogba and United can pull off an unexpected and hugely important win in the context of the title race.

"It's a insane league and it's too early to think that it's finished - from City, they will tell you the same". The City manager made seven changes to his team and rested many of his big players, including Kevin De Bruyne, but Fernandinho, Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero (a substitute) all played. "I think we have a good squad and have good players to replace any other player".

Asked to provide a fitness update on his squad, Mourinho told reporters at Old Trafford: "Do you want the truth?"

With the winter transfer window about to reopen next month, manager Jose Mourinho is eager to strengthen his midfield area in order to keep up with the pace of Manchester City.

United, who beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League knockout rounds for the first time since 2013-14, face Guardiola's Manchester City on Sunday seeking to cut their eight-point lead in the Premier League.

He said: "We have just started December and December is a crucial month with a lot of games".

'The kit men were shaking and didn't know what to think, then he fell about laughing with them. It's hard for everyone to win every single game so we are waiting for that.

"We are doing what we have to do", he said looking forward to Sunday's clash. "Hopefully we can do it".