Jose Mourinho and Manchester United players rock up at Lowry Hotel as they gear up for crunch derby at the Etihad
- Manchester United take on neighbours City away on Sunday in Premier League
- Jose Mourinho’s side arrived at Lowry Hotel on Saturday evening ahead of game
- Belgium struker Romelu Lukaku was spotted rocking up at the five-star hotel
United take on City at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon and they go into the clash with plenty of confidence following their brilliant 2-1 victory away at Juventus in midweek.
And on Saturday, Romelu Lukaku, David de Gea, Marcus Rashford and Co were pictured making their way inside the five-star hotel as they put the final touches to their preparations.
Romelu Lukaku and his Manchester United team-mates arrived at the Lowry Hotel on Saturday
Juan Mata and Ander Herrera walk up the stairs to the five-star hotel on Saturday evening
Jose Mourinho’s side take on rivals City on Sunday at the Etihad in the Premier League
United supporters will be hoping Lukaku is fully fit for Sunday’s eagerly anticipated derby after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury.
Meanwhile, Paul Pogba is an injury scare for Mourinho after the Frenchman worked on his own indoors at Carrington on Friday after sustaining what was described as a ‘little injury’.
Pogba is set to undergo a late fitness test ahead of Sunday’s fixture, along with Belgium striker Lukaku.
Alexis Sanchez waves to fans outside the hotel as United put the final touches to preparations
Marcus Rashford listens to music as he focuses on the task ahead on Sunday afternoon
United will be hoping for a repeat of last season’s remarkable performance at the Etihad, which saw the visitors destroy City’s dreams of winning the Premier League titles against their rivals.
And Jesse Lingard has challenged his team-mates to continue their strong away at City – United have won seven of their last 15 away derbies and have not lost on the east side of Manchester since November 2014.
‘The win last season there was a mad feeling and, hopefully, we can do it again,’ Lingard told MUTV.
‘We’ve done well there and it’s just about fine margins sometimes. We kept our mental state last season and got the win in the end.
‘The way the fans were supporting us, even at 2-0 down, they stayed with us and backed us throughout the game and that spurred us on.’
United midfielder Marouane Fellaini looks directly at the cameras on arrival on Saturday