Vincent Kompany: 'Burnley got what they fought for against Manchester City'

Posted February 04, 2018

Jose Mourinho is using illustrious predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson as inspiration to turn the balance in power from Premier League champions-elect Manchester City to his Manchester United side next season.

"And they managed to win matches - I give them credit for this - with that last push of the last minute goal, the winning goal in extra time, they managed to do that in a way where that's the distance".

"The players can do whatever they want, they can travel or whatever".

It will be the second consecutive season City have travelled to the U.S. under Guardiola, who was pleased with the facilities Stateside past year.

The lead was just about merited for a City side that came to Turf Moor without seven injured first team players and with Guardiola naming just six substitutes. "I have a little idea about the players who are going to join us in the States but we are going (to) see".

Speaking at a press conference reported by the club's website,, Dyche said: "It is likely to be the season, I would think. I could call one of the second team but they play for the second team on Friday", he said.

"I'm not sure why he's peddling this theme".

'He's an absolutely incredible manager, the work he has done with this team is unbelievable and the team performances absolutely outstanding.

"Things like that let you down".

"In the second-half I decided to make a change and bring (Marouane) Fellaini with different qualities than him, to try to be stronger in midfield with Fellaini and (Nemanja) Matic because I wanted Alexis to play as a second striker with (Romelu) Lukaku". Mendy said, per Man City's website.

Lennon, making his home debut following a January move from Everton, forced an excellent save from Ederson shortly before Sterling's miss and Dyche was impressed with City's Brazilian keeper - and not only for his shot stopping ability.

At the Bet 365 Stadium, Stoke City and Watford played out a 0-0 draw.

Guardiola is now giving his whole squad time off until Wednesday with their next match against Leicester not until next weekend.

That's because Johann-Berg Gudmundsson popped up with a clinical equaliser in the last 10 minutes to snatch a point for the battling Clarets. Mahrez's potential signing was the biggest that fell through, but in the past, we've seen some pretty insane things happen when clubs attempt to sign a player on deadline day only to see the deal fall through.