Pep Guardiola believes the unpredictable nature of top-flight football means it is "ridiculous" to consider Manchester City clinching the Premier League title in April's derby against Manchester United.
Alexis Sanchez was handed his first start as a Manchester United player but the former Arsenal stalwart failed to make a difference on the pitch and largely looked out of place, disrupting the flow of his team's play in a number of occasions.
"The most important thing we have done so far is focus on the next game".
"In the second half I try to give him a position where he could be more close to Lukaku". First for a few weeks but we have been second for the rest.
Mourinho has claimed he wants his side to be properly challenging for every trophy come 2020, and while there have been some good points this season, against the big sides they simply haven't been at the races - and to actually win proper trophies, that will have to change.
"So we have to try to stay there and is not easy because there are very good teams".
Spurs travel to Anfield on Sunday in a return to the ground where they were beaten 2-0 last season which prompted Pochettino and captain Hugo Lloris to question whether or not the squad's mentality was strong enough to win the title.
With second placed United clinging to faint hopes of catching leaders Manchester City, it was a badly-timed meltdown from Mourinho's men.
"I think it is a day to bring happiness, to bring joy, for people to be together, enjoying their colours, and at the same time with showing all the respect for the people and their families".
Apart from Carrick, who is poised to retire at the end of this season, the future of Marouane Fellaini is also uncertain, after the central midfielder refused to renew his contract.
Fellaini lasted just seven minutes during United's 2-0 defeat to Tottenham on Wednesday after coming on as a second-half substitute and nearly immediately hobbling off.
Mourinho, had words of praise for new signing Alexis Sanchez, who prepares to make his home debut tomorrow in a game which the Red Devils manager will seek to gain revenge for the 2-1 defeat to the Terriers at the John Smiths Stadium last October.
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