Like Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof looked destined for the Old Trafford scrap heap earlier this season, although the Swedish centre-half has been earning rave reviews from United fans for his performances of late.
Lindelof has looked far more assured, particularly in European games, in recent months and he will have to be on top of his game when he goes up against City's Sergio Aguero, who has scored seven Premier League goals during this campaign.
Mourinho made no mention of Pogba's injury during an MUTV interview this morning.
"No team wins in Turin in the last nine years, how strong Juventus are", Guardiola said of United's eye-catching result. A few weeks ago at Stamford Bridge [against Chelsea], one of the toughest places, they nearly won.More news: Temporary flu shot clinic at CSU East Bay
Both teams are in good form, with seventh-placed United on a three-game winning streak and league leaders City having gone 11 games unbeaten in all competitions.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho: "If we keep conceding [opening] goals the day will arrive where we can not come back. The top teams, you can not imagine and think about it, play amazingly for 90 minutes and they don't have chances".
"It's two completely different teams but the win [at Juventus] gave us a lot of confidence which is always good".
However, Pogba was conspicuous by his absence from United's training session on Friday - an unneeded injury scare ahead of Sunday's derby at the Etihad Stadium, where he netted a brace in April's 3-2 victory.More news: Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel blast White House for doctored Jim Acosta video
"The sensation when they have the ball with players in front, wow, they have incredible talent in front and the middle".
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on United: "No doubt they've improved". "And I think even if this game hadn't ended with victory I would have the same feeling that the team played really, really well from the first minute against a super team".
"You have to be focused and ready for everything so I'm looking forward to the game".More news: No-deal plan 'will include new border in Irish Sea'