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Guardiola Responds To Pogba's Controversial Comment

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has responded to Manchester United star Paul Pogba's somewhat controversial comments ahead of the all-important derby on Sunday.

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The Frenchman, who is expected to miss the match through suspension, said he hoped the Citizens would suffer a few injuries in the run-up to the game.

"I hope – and it's terrible to say things like this – but I hope they will get some crucial players injured like what happened with us," Pogba was quoted saying by the Daily Star.

"So if that starts happening with them as well, maybe we'll get a little difference. A little touch that makes them weaker."

After Man City's 2-1 victory against West Ham United on Sunday, Guardiola responded to the 24-year-old's comments.

"Did he say that? Hopefully, we don't have injuries," the Catalan said at a press conference, as quoted by the Daily Star.

"I would like it if Paul could play against us because I want to face the teams with the best players possible to see if we can beat them.

"In the end, I think it was an expression. I'm pretty sure he doesn't want other players to get injured."

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Second-placed Manchester United host their table-topping neighbours at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Who do you think is going to come out on tops in the derby? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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