Manchester United vs Derby County: Lampard speaks on Carabao clash, facing Mourinho

Ruben Hill
September 25, 2018

Derby have lost seven of their last eight away visits to Old Trafford against Man Utd (W1), with their only victory in this time coming in May 2001 when Malcolm Christie scored the victor in a 1-0 win.

Ander Herrera is available for Manchester United's Carabao Cup third-round clash against Derby following his recovery from an ankle complaint.

"I don't speak with him for quite a long time to be honest, but when we speak we don't speak about my job or his job", Mourinho told reporters.

"[Mourinho] is a manager who was hugely influential on my career twice - but particularly the first time around", added Lampard.

'We've spoken in the last 24 hours to congratulate me but it was very brief but we talked family.

"If it makes him feel old, it makes me feel old!"

Midfielder George Evans will also miss out as he recovers from the knee injury he sustained while making his Championship debut for Derby against Ipswich a month ago. It's the way football is, these insane pathways that we never know how they can cross again later on in life.

"He's my agent and that's it, but I think the work in Wolves is good because it is not just about the Portuguese influence - Portuguese manager, staff and players - it is also about getting the right ones".

Jose Mourinho has pieced together "a great Manchester United team", according to Frank Lampard, with the Red Devils still "one of the best teams in the Premier League".

"The fact we're on telly against one of the best teams in the Premier League is a challenge for us". "They are a very tough team to come up against".

The man in charge at Old Trafford finds himself back under the microscope following a disappointing home draw with Wolves on Saturday.

"If we put in the energy we did today then we'll give a good account of ourselves. We need to go there and perform". "We have to give everything".

Mourinho's men took the lead through Fred before Joao Moutinho equalised with a stunning left-footed effort.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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