Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has accused his rivals of lying about injuries.
The Special One is not buying Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola’s suggestion that playmaker David Silva will miss this Sunday’s Premier League derby clash at Old Trafford.
Mourinho isn’t convinced and referred to Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, who played in last weekend’s game despite manager Arsene Wenger saying he was injured.
Mourinho called for managers to be honest about injuries after United finished top of Champions League Group A with a 2-1 win over CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night.
Second-placed United can cut down the eight-point gap with league leaders City and Jose says: “When players are injured, they are injured. I tell you the truth.
“The truth is Eric Bailly has no chance for the weekend, Phil Jones a chance, [Marouane] Fellaini a chance, Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] a big chance and [Nemanja] Matic is injured but will play for sure. [Michael] Carrick, no chance.
“No stories of Lacazette or David Silva. All the truth. Our opponents have all these issues.
“They have a big issue but, in the end, everybody is ready to play... we are a bit more humble.”