José Mourinho wants Manchester United to take the fight to Manchester City in Sunday's derby.
Victory over Guardiola's side would cut the gap at the top to six points but Mourinho refused to say the derby is a chance for his team to get back into the title race.
Pogba and Mendy have known each other since they were together as youngsters at Le Havre's youth academy and have maintained that friendship in Manchester.
The national squad have become very close following their success at the 2018 World Cup.
"We are going to try".
"After that there's the quality of the work and the organisation and I think that is untouchable, but what is behind I can not say".
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola raised the prospect Friday of soccer authorities punishing the Premier League champions over attempts to circumvent financial fair play rules. "But I don't think they think it is an easy match for them".
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The fact is it is an opportunity to pay tribute to what he has achieved. "I've not spoken to Gareth (Southgate ) too much about how he's going to do it when we play but it'll be great to see him again and I'm sure he's looking forward to seeing a few of the boys".
"So, it's going to be a very tough task but we feel very confident we can go there and make it hard for them".
"United have the history and always they are there".
Indeed, Paul Scholes said Mourinho's actions lacked class.
"So if we keep conceding goals before the opponent we will arrive at the day where we can not come back so we have to make sure that we grow up, not just in our approach, but also in our compactness in order to start matches well".
Pogba, 25, missed training at the Aon Training Complex on Friday but hopes to prove his fitness during Saturday's final session ahead of the clash.
Striker Romelu Lukaku is back training with the side and could be available for Sunday.
"I see a team with a lot of commitment, aggression without the ball, everybody runs in front and everybody runs in behind the ball and a few weeks ago in Stamford Bridge - one of the toughest places - until the last minute they were going to win".
"I am not living outside so I know it's important".