5 reasons why Manchester United can still win the Premier League title

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola face off for the second time this season when Manchester United entertain holders Manchester City in the English League Cup fourth round.

"Leaders in business and football are isolated because people are intimidated by their seniority and celebrity and that's why they do not open up".

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

"Vincent I think he can but I don't know today".

Manchester City embark on the latest chapter of their defense of the former Capital One Cup trophy and the next stop is a little place just outside of Manchester.

However, that presents its own problems for the Portuguese manager as he says he is under siege from the paparazzi.

"He can play in so many positions", the 53-year-old added.

Asked if he had bumped into City fans around Manchester, he joked: "I've met a lot but they became United supporters when they met me".

Mourinho is reeling from United's 4-0 humiliation by his former club, Chelsea, while City manager Guardiola has gone five games without the victory for only the second time in his stellar coaching career. I can not think of another set of supporters who would be singing for 90 minutes like that when their team was losing.

And Kompany, who joined the club in 2008, said: "It's hard to come back, obviously, but I know what I have to do to be back at my level". Those comments would suggest the ex-Chelsea boss is unlikely to throw his summer signing back in at the deep end against Pep Guardiola's side.

"It has a huge meaning for Manchester, England and maybe the whole world will be watching and we will look to repeat the victory and the performance from earlier this season". The same applies to Phil Jones, who is in the same situation. "Next season we will try again and we have to try to focus on the next competitions". If another rest for the struggling Swede is coming, however, you feel it may come on Saturday when Burnley comes to town rather than in another city derby.

"I think Eden Hazard was the same age as me when he played so it is a little bit unusual to say this guy is young and the other guy is old enough to play".

  • Arturo Norris