Premier League Legend Explains Why Manchester United Can Still Win The Title

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Right-back Danilo was at fault again six minutes later when Shakhtar extended their lead, a ball over the top from Marlos sending Ismaily clear and, when Ederson raced out of his box without getting the ball, his finish into the gaping goal was straightforward.

Shakhtar's players celebrate after winning the UEFA Champions League group F football match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City, on December 6, 2017, at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv, Eastern Ukraine.

With top spot in Group F already assured, a much-changed City side were no match for a Shakhtar team whose qualification for the last 16 wasn't finalised, with first-half goals from Brazilians Bernard and Ismaily putting the Ukrainians in command.

Jose Mourinho aimed a thinly-veiled dig at rivals Pep Guardiola and Arséne Wenger while offering an update on injuries after Manchester United's 2-1 Champions League win over CSKA Moscow. "Even if I'm not there, I'll be there watching the game, giving positive energy and, hopefully, we're going to win", the 24-year-old told reporters. In a game of such meaningless significance, if Foden was to be given his chance, should it not have been in his preferred position?

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Instead, the club have been looking for a replacement full-back and with January fast approaching, they're confident of landing long-term target Danny Rose.

Taison fired wide and Yaroslav Rakitskiy fired a free-kick at Ederson as Shakhtar sought to make the result even more emphatic, but City grabbed a consolation from 12 yards in stoppage-time as Aguero smashed in a penalty.

With the diminutive Brazil international in top form and Liverpool back into the top four with their fifth win in six Premier League games, things are starting to look really good for Jurgen Klopp's side.

They did have their moments - with Foden threading a super pass through to Gabriel Jesus but Andriy Pyatov got down well to thwart him.

But it was noticeable that Guardiola chose to take off Sane and Fernandinho - two of the players most likely to start against United.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, revealed after his sides 3-1 victory over Newcastle on Saturday that Eden Hazard is enjoying the extra freedom that his new central role allows him.

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