Man City boss Guardiola: Manchester derby not as noisy as in Spain

Marcus Rashford scored for Manchester United at the Etihad in 2016

United ended this game in eighth position, 12 points behind their cross-city rivals and with a negative goal difference after 12 games.

Instead, Mourinho rattled off excuse after excuse as United lost for the fourth team in 12 games this season after yet another slow start. There can be games where you win 3-0 or 4-0 and everyone's happy but what have you learnt from the game itself?

And while Dybala believes the way Massimiliano Allegri sets his side up will help Juventus do more damage to their opponents, the Argentine feels it must be hard to pick which players to use. "The first half we played a little bit with fear but football is a game and we didn´t want to lose the ball".

His absence comes as a major blow for Jose Mourinho's side, who start with Marcus Rashford in attack alongside Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard.

But you've got to admit, that still is pretty amusing from the England global.

Mourinho was also adamant that United did not put in a poor display at the Etihad, highlighting his team had gone into the match on the back of a more gruelling week than their hosts. "I believe in this team".

"We can not lose the ball the way we did".

"Because he didn't play we had to play (Marouane) Fellaini and he wasn't ready to play for 90 minutes".

"I haven't got a clue!" "I am even with my players that today made the mistakes that led to Man City's goals".

He said: "We are outside the top four, how can we speak about the title? Nothing would really surprise me in this game as it could swing so much either way - I wouldn't be surprised it City won 3-0 but it wouldn't surprise me if United won 2-1 or 3-2 either", Neville said on his weekly podcast. When the result was 2-1 and it was the moment we had that final push, it was the moment Fellaini was doing an incredible effort to stay on the pitch.

'The win last season there was a mad feeling and, hopefully, we can do it again, ' Lingard told MUTV.

"This week, City played three home games and we played three away".

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