Guardiola told reporters on Tuesday that Silva is doubt for Sunday's Manchester derby against United, but refused to specify the midfielder's problem, simply describing the issue as "something". Phil Jones a chance. The players that are injured are injured. I'm telling the truth. When players are injured, they are injured.
Injuries to Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matc have seen Mourinho's midfield options stretched and he's keen to have another body in there - particularly given Fellaini, Carrick and Herrera are all in the final years of their current contracts.
"No stories of Lacazette or David Silva".
Wenger, however, hit back at Mourinho yesterday by insisting he wasn't using gamesmanship when he picked Lacazette to face United.
Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Scholes was quoted as saying: "For me, he has to play".
"We confirmed but we confirmed the way we wanted to, which was playing well and having a result", said Mourinho post-match. "Honestly, I am happy with his performance".
In yesterday morning's match, United fell behind late in the first half when Vitinho's shot from Mario Fernandes's cut-back struck teammate Alan Dzagoev on its way into the net. He certainly took his opportunity well and on another day he could have ended the game with a goal and assist, getting a chance himself in the 20 minute and providing both Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford with chances both should have done better with.
Despite vociferous protests from the home side, the goal stood and United went into the dressing rooms trailing but with Basel winning 1-0 at Benfica in the other Group A game, still were in position to qualify.
Within this team, however, was a player who had previously only appeared as a substitute in the Carabao Cup this season despite being available for selection for the majority of United's fixtures.