Pogba tells Man Utd team-mates to attack City: We need to win!

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The France international will not play in the game due to suspension, but he has urged Jose Mourinho's side to take the game to Pep Guardiola's men

Paul Pogba has urged his Manchester United team-mates to take the game to bitter rivals Manchester City in the derby on Sunday.

The France international is suspended for the game against Pep Guardiola's side, who lead the Premier League by eight points from Jose Mourinho's men, after being sent off during the club's 3-1 win over Arsenal.

Nevertheless, Pogba has urged United to throw bodies forward as they aim to pull themselves closer to City in the title race.

"We need to," he told reporters when asked if United would attack their rivals.

"To win those games you need to give everything. You need to be there offensively, defensively. Kill the game when you have one chance because they are City and they have quality as well in front and they can kill the game at any time.

"They are first for good reason because they have been doing great at the start of the season. They keep winning and they didn't lose one game and obviously mentally they are very strong."

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While Pogba will be in the stands against City, he insists that he believes in his team-mates' abilities to win the game and move United to within five points of City.

"I have complete trust in the team. Even if I am not there, I will be there watching the game giving positive energy and hopefully we are going to win," he added.

"I'm very disappointed because I really want to help the team and wanted to be there for this derby because obviously we are playing City and in this moment we need points and we need to win. It's an important moment, an important game so, like I say, disappointed."

He continued: "It's a big derby and the atmosphere is going to be big. We want to win, we need to win as well.

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"They need to win because they know that we are behind and we are closing and closing. Manchester City against Manchester United has always been a big, big derby. One city, two clubs. You know how it is so I won't tell you what is going to happen.

"It's going to be a big atmosphere in the stadium and a big game with a big team and big players so that's the game you want to play. Unfortunately I won't play but I will be there to help the team mentally.

"We are still eight points [behind] so with eight points we cannot win the league. We are still behind. But if I don't believe [we could catch City] I stop playing football now."

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