Neville: reasons for United to be hopeful ahead of Derby

Posted Diciembre 06, 2017

Manchester United currently sit top of Group A in the Champions League on 12 points but it's still possible that José Mourinho's side will crash out of the competition tonight.

Newcastle were at one time linked to the 22-year-old Shaw but his £20m price tag is said to have deterred the Magpies, whereas Darmian's more modest asking price of £15m has already attracted interest from Sevilla and Roma.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho jokes that David de Gea is only the third-best goalkeeper at his disposal for their Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow.

Mourinho remains without Eric Bailly and Phil Jones, and says he must protect Rojo after his long injury lay-off and it would have been too great a risk to play him so soon again.

Manchester United fans expecting to see the classic Mourinho approach to games versus the Big Six were surprised on a number of levels on Saturday. Despite the hurdles, the event was successful enough to merit a return trip to Western Canada's biggest market in 2011. "That's the thing I would say is the biggest difference".

Gabriel Jesus said the opponents don't even try to win: "We took on teams that came with the intention of drawing, more the draw than the victory". When the German begins to float around, he is generally trying to expose a weakness in the opposition or open up space for his teammates. "When he made mistakes it was when the team was playing bad".

He continued to cause the CSKA defence all kinds of trouble after the break with his trickiness and dangerous dribbles, and his winning goal was just reward for an impressive performance.

That could be, naturally, due to Arsenal's attacking quality and the fact that they needed to score.

Shaw did not let that setback get to him, though, as he remained focused throughout the second half, battling through some minor physical discomfort in the closing 15 minutes.

"Against Arsenal, they could get away with it. Against Manchester City, when it goes in those midfield areas, if they beat your pressing midfield. then you're going to be in trouble".