Manchester United players working hard ahead of Manchester derby clash

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Anthony Martial scored from the spot for United.

Manchester United finds itself nine points behind Manchester City amid an overall shaky start to the season.

The Red Devils have managed to build some momentum over the past month or so after collecting 10 points from their last four Premier League outings.

United came from a goal down to win 2-1 in Turin on Wednesday, handing the Old Lady their first defeat of the season in all competitions.

"United have ability to create chances and they are unsafe from set pieces".

And while Dybala believes the way Massimiliano Allegri sets his side up will help Juventus do more damage to their opponents, the Argentine feels it must be hard to pick which players to use.

Mourinho's hand was certainly weakened on Sunday by the absence of Paul Pogba through injury, but it is an indictment of United that they do not have a player capable of stepping in to fill the void left by the inconsistent and, at times, infuriating French midfielder. Whenever they had the ball, there were huge gaps behind them and City were able to snuff out every United attack for the first hour of the game.

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But you've got to admit, that still is pretty amusing from the England worldwide. "I believe in this team".

A 44-pass move that allowed Ilkay Gundogan in to finish off the game in City's favour, a general malaise hung over a performance from Jose Mourinho's men that offered little or nothing to the tie as a whole. "We made mistakes and were punished, but the belief and fight we showed until the end is something that we are building and we not going to give that up with one defeat".

"It's sobering to say, but we shouldn't compare Manchester United to Manchester City actually", Neville claimed.

"So yes, for different reasons we missed Paul, but that is not an excuse to lose the game".

"I haven't got a clue!"

"Derbies are always tough games, but I think they're the games in which you always learn the most".