United, City in a rut ahead of derby in English League Cup

Sunday saw a six-match unbeaten run in all competitions come to a comprehensive end as Jose Mourinho, numerous United coaching staff and Mata endured a nightmare afternoon at their old stomping ground.

The Sky Sports pundit was in the ground for the Manchester United versus Liverpool clash last Monday and spotted the following.

Mourinho, who was sacked by Chelsea for a second time past year, was incensed by the conduct of his permanent successor. The Spanish winger took the ball around Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea to give Chelsea the immediate advantage. The second and the third were counter-attack goals.

At the final whistle of a game which saw Chelsea batter United 4-0, Mourinho had a word in Conte's ear, apparently criticising him for trying to get the home fans more animated in the final minutes of the match.

Wednesday will be the second time City boss Pep Guardiola and Mourinho have faced one another since taking up residency in Manchester.

The United captain has not started a game in the Premier League since September 18 and has seen his armband handed to Chris Smalling. "If we score a goal like we nearly did for 2-1 the game would be different".

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There was a further setback for United with defender Eric Bailly coming off at the start of the second half, with a ligament injury Mourinho later described as "really bad".

"We didn't win in five - young players need to play in a good environment".

He has retained a positive attitude around his players at training and sends tailored messages of support in a bid to galvanise the squad ahead of big games, which Manchester City in the EFL Cup has now become.

"The top teams play against each other so they have to lose points, so in the end we'll be around".

Antonio Conte also had much to prove against Mourinho after losses to Liverpool and Arsenal in the opening weeks of his Chelsea reign. "We are going to try to play seriously and try to win the game".

"In the last three games we have shown quality, scored goals and not conceded, which is very important". Manchester United will attempt to change their fortunes when they host Manchester City in the League Cup, also on Wednesday, before playing Burnley at home in the league next weekend.

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