How will the latest round of matches in the Premier League go? And it's Klopp who, following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, is in need of a playmaker. The onus is now on Eddie Niedzwiecki who has been in temporary charge since and he must find a way to rally his troops ahead of a daunting trip to Old Trafford. Kurt Zouma will also have to play his parts to stop the likes of Lukaku and co.
Their rapid rise in Guardiola's second season has heaped pressure on Mourinho as United have failed to match that progress.
Not only will United gazump their neighbours by some £10m, but they are also prepared to offer as much as £350,000-a-week to land the Arsenal star in January.
Manchester United have lined up three potential forwards this January - and all from Premier League clubs.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is a big fan of Candreva and has been eager to bring him to London.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Chris Smalling, Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford were among the smiling faces pictured in the snap as United gear up for their return to Premier League action against Stoke on Monday night. The Chilean would be a massive boost to United's front line and help them keep in touch with the leaders and also progress further in the Champions League.
Stoke City Expected XI (4-3-3): Butland (GK); Pieters, Wimmer, Zouma, Edwards; Cameron, Adams, Allen; Chuopo-Moting, Crouch, Shaqiri.
Boss Mourinho has omitted Mkhitaryan from his matchday squad eight times in the last 10 weeks but expects him to feature against Stoke next. Ashley Young remains suspended, as he will complete his three-match ban. It doesn't matter the prestige, the status.
City have conceded 47 goals, the most in England's top flight.
Mourinho added: "I think it's a very comfortable advantage and". Stoke may not have a manager by the time of kick-off and if they do, they will not have had enough time to have acclimatised to the new conditions, leaving them vulnerable for a drubbing. It's been over 50 years since a player last moved between the two sides (Phil Chisnall in 1964), with tensions only heightening since then. The Potters are in serious relegation trouble and a win against a top side would be the boost needed to reverse the mood in and around the club.
Instead, United are an incredible 15 points back - something that is more down to City's remarkable performance than their own failings.