Pep Guardiola has urged Raheem Sterling to step up in the absence of Kevin De Bruyne, with Manchester City fearing the Belgium playmaker could be out for nearly a month because of a hamstring injury. De Bruyne limped out of City's sixth successive Premier League victory under Guardiola on Saturday - a 3-1 win at Swansea City - after sustaining the problem.
Wayne Rooney may now be entering the career phase when he is used only in certain games for Manchester United. This was the unescapable conclusion drawn from José Mourinho's decision to drop him to the bench and the 4-1 rout of Leicester City at Old Trafford that followed.
José Mourinho strolled to his seat, offered a smile, and said: "First of all, good morning to my friends from the media." This was a breezy start and mischievous reference to his critics - "Einsteins" as he calls them - who have offered analysis of why Manchester United have lost three of their last four games.
Pep Guardiola wants Sergio Agüero to be "smart and intelligent" and focus solely on playing when the striker returns at Swansea City on Saturday following a three-game suspension for elbowing. Agüero received the ban via retrospective Football Association action after he was adjudged to have illegally challenged West Ham's Winston Reid during City's 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium last month.
José Mourinho has blamed Wayne Rooney's disappointing form on the criticism he attracted when playing for England against Slovakia and said his Manchester United captain can be dropped. Mourinho is considering leaving the 30-year-old out of Saturday's game at home to Leicester City and made it clear that Rooney no longer enjoys the special privileges as captain that he did under the previous manager, Louis van Gaal.
José Mourinho has no problem "feeding the Einsteins" who criticise him but admits frustration at not being able to protect his Manchester United players from them. The manager and the team have drawn negativity for United's run of three consecutive defeats prior to Wednesday's 3-1 victory at Northampton Town in the EFL Cup.
Vincent Kompany has suffered yet another injury setback after groin muscle fatigue was diagnosed as the reason for Manchester City's captain pulling up towards the end of Wednesday's win at Swansea City. Kompany is waiting to discover the severity of the problem with further tests to be done over the next 48 hours.
Yaya Touré did not know he had been frozen out by Pep Guardiola until the Manchester City manager revealed it publicly on Tuesday. Before Wednesday night's EFL Cup trip to Swansea City Guardiola said Touré would never play again for the club unless his agent, Dimitri Seluk, offered an apology.
Yaya Touré is free to join any Premier League club in January, with Manchester City prepared to allow the midfielder to leave for a direct rival. Touré has yet to decide if he wants to depart in the winter window despite Pep Guardiola's declaration that the Ivorian will not play for City again unless his agent, Dimitri Seluk, apologises.
At the moment José Mourinho is a manager confused regarding his best XI or Manchester United would not have lost three consecutive games and the Portuguese suffer the run for a first time since his Porto days and the Portuguese's indecisiveness is quaint for a glittering career built on the requisite ruthlessness.
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