Pep Guardiola, Manchester City players react to Man Utd draw

Grueling season taking its toll on injury-hit Man United

The clash against the Swans is their first league game at home, since their 2-0 victory over Chelsea.

"The group was a nice group, honestly".

With a two-legged Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo also looming on United's horizon, Mourinho admitted his squad is being stretched to its limits.

The result keeps City above their rivals and means United remain outside the top-four as both sides battle to secure a Champions League place for next season.

United could have grabbed the lead just before halftime when midfielder Ander Herrera missed a glorious chance, heading wide from close range when left unmarked, and Mourinho felt they would have deserved the advantage.

Jose Mourinho: "Yes, he's an option".

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United's players are being galvanised by the draining fixture schedule because of the prizes still available to the Reds.

"To have lots of players not playing is also something the players don't want", he said. Now, against Anderlecht, I have two in one match and we are very unlucky. I think it must be unique in football - two cruciate ligaments in the same match.

That led Mourinho to joke he might name himself in the starting side, along with youngster Axel Tuanzebe whose entire first-team experience amounts to 22 minutes as a substitute against Wigan in the FA Cup. In my career I had one in 17 years... one cruciate in 17 years.

He still hopes to earn a new one-year deal, but said: "It will depend on the club. I spoke with Marouane and he is very disappointed, he feels it is a red card because he is Marouane Fellaini", the United manager told Sky Sports.

"It's a good point and it's a point gained on Liverpool", he said.

United is making light of its problems, though, with the hard-fought draw at City extending its unbeaten run in the Premier League to 24 games.

To be honest we played well, but when you don't win it is hard to take. That many more miles in players' legs. The guys have an incredible spirit. We have to be aware of that but I think City are going to be much, much stronger as well.

"Man City contacted my agent, Barcelona as well were talking to my agent, but they weren't as interested in me as Mourinho". They missed this extra bit that brings resilience, brings you fight.

"They have it (now)".

"When we meet again next season, July 9th, they will be a stronger group".

United's injury crisis has ruled out seven players for Swansea's visit to Old Trafford on Sunday.

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