Man Utd defender Lindelof: We didn't capitalise on nervous Man City

Arnold Nichols
November 14, 2018

Pep Guardiola's side beat Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday after being a goal up through David Silva at the interval.

"It looks like they understand each other and that's good because both of them have the quality to play with the ball and they have improved a lot without the ball as well", he said.

A fair assessment from the midfield enforcer but things got worse as honestly assessed where the two clubs are now at, at this moment in time.

Manchester United now have two weeks to lick their wounds before hosting struggling Crystal Palace on November 24, while City will hope to remain top when they travel to West Ham.

"The important thing is to focus on our game and of course knowing which opponent we are going to face and that is all".

"I think we'll see more of Fred, I really do".

Guardiola said: "He is going to try to do the best job, like we try as managers and football players".


In the final seconds of the game, Sterling interchanged a series of quick, short passes with Leroy Sané and Phil Foden as United's defenders hopelessly chased shadows.

But while he stopped short of criticising Mourinho, the 37-year-old said the style of football employed - Anthony Martial's penalty was United's only shot on target - would not go down well with fans if the results were not good.

"I think that has happened, especially in this case".

"The referee doesn't want to make a mistake but knows that everybody around the world is going to watch him and he doesn't want to make mistakes. It's different for a goalkeeper".

United are 12 points behind City, and the Portuguese said: "It won't be easy".

Benjamin Mendy admitted that the City players were concerned about a repeat of last season's turnaround but didn't let it get to them.

Mendy has built a strong relationship with the fans, partly fulled by his entertaining social media presence, and was delighted to give them a derby to celebrate, even if it was just another three points toward defending their title. "We are winning games so we are doing pretty well and have made a better start than last season".

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