Guardiola aims to control Rivals!? Can he control Mourinho?

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The former Barcelona boss will renew his rivalry with ex-Real Madrid chief Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford in the lunchtime head-to-head and, having enjoyed the better of past exchanges, he is hopeful of continuing that run.

Guardiola is aware that United have looked strong so far this season as both sides boast a perfect record from the opening three Premier League outings, but he is confident of coming out on top.

He said: “I believe now and until the last day of my career that you have to play good to win the game.

“I want to attack, control the game, concede a few counter attacks – but play good.

“We’ll try to continue the things we did good and correct and improve the other things. We played have good in some moments.”

Guardiola will be without star striker Sergio Aguero after he was handed a three-match ban by the Football Association for an elbow on West Ham’s Winston Reid the weekend before the international break.

However, he did confirm that goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will be thrown into the starting XI for his debut having joined from Barcelona before the transfer deadline, while fellow summer arrival Leroy Sane could also feature but skipper Vincent Komapny will not be risked.

City can be backed at 6/1 to win with both teams to score, while United are 4/1 and a goalless draw is 7/1.