Manchester United's boss, Jose Mourinho, has accused Pep Guardiola of lying about David Silva’s fitness ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester City.

The Cityzens are racing away with an eight-point gap ahead of their neighbours at the top of the Premier League table, as they prepare to go to Old Trafford for the first Manchester derby of the season.

Silva scored a late winner for City against West Ham last weekend but the Spanish midfielder did not travel for Wednesday's Champions League game at Shakhtar Donetsk.

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While Guardiola insists there are issues with Silva’s fitness, Mourinho is convinced that his old rival is playing mind games.

"Do you want the truth or what do you want? You want the truth," he said.

"The truth is Eric Bailly, no chance for the weekend. Phil Jones, a chance.

"(Marouane) Fellaini a chance, Zlatan (Ibrahimovic) a big chance and (Nemanja) Matic is injured but will play for sure.

"I'm telling the truth. He's injured but he will play for sure. (Michael) Carrick no chance.

"It's the truth, eh? No stories of (Alexandre) Lacazette, David Silva. All the truth."

It is yet to be seen if the truth will set Mourinho free in this weekend’s Manchester Derby.

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