United's defeat to Tottenham in midweek has left them 15 points behind their neighbours with only 13 games to play.
Mourinho will hope his players can pick themselves up on Saturday when they welcome Huddersfield on what will be an emotional occasion at Old Trafford marking the 60th anniversary of the 1958 Munich air disaster. Yaya was the only guy whose contract we renewed because he played top.
City had dominated possession throughout most of the game, which they strolled through for large spells, but after taking the lead with a attractive strike from Brazilian Danilo in the 22nd minute, they failed to press home their advantage. He joins Robbie Brady on the treatment table, who is also sidelined till summer. James Tarkowski (groin) is a doubt in defence again but leading scorer, Chris Wood, could return after more than a month on the side-lines with a knee injury.
Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope was completely stranded, with Sterling left with the simple task of putting the ball in the back of the net, but the England worldwide somehow put it beyond the post.
Sergio Aguero has been in top scoring-form and he is a good option at his best odds of ¾ at BetVictor. Both the players will have to help out their full-backs, while also trying to exploit any chink in the City defence in the wide areas.
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Guardiola will assess the fitness of David Silva after he hobbled out of the West Brom game with a blow to the hip.
The visitors will be without Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane and Benjamin Mendy.
Frenchman Laporte, signed from Athletic Bilbao for a City club record of £57 million on Tuesday, slotted into their defence comfortably.
Yet City's run of squandered openings was about to grow, with the worst of the lot, when Sterling missed an open net from two yards as he steered Kyle Walker's cross the wrong side of the post. Together, they form a deadly contingent and will cause a horde of problems for the Burnley defence.
City have already beaten Burnley twice at the Etihad Stadium this season - 3-0 in the league and 4-1 in the FA Cup - but neither were as straightforward as the final scorelines suggest.
With a number of injuries, Guardiola named players for just six of the seven substitute slots - a decision which was criticised by television pundit and former Manchester United defender Gary Neville as letting down City's youth system.
Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 70th Death Anniversary
President, Vice President and Prime Minister paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat where a prayer meeting was also held.