In truth, it was Ederson who handed them the initiative with a poor challenge to give United a penalty kick.
One of the highlights of the Premier League calendar, the Manchester Derby is unmissable.
The Red Devils have managed to build some momentum over the past month or so after collecting 10 points from their last four Premier League outings. United ended this game in eighth position, 12 points behind their cross-city rivals and with a negative goal difference after 12 games.
"City will be nervous despite United being the bigger club".
'Because Fellaini is not in conditions to play 90 minutes. 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?
"Cristiano Ronaldo is a player who moves to the left more, but he moves around a lot and in fact, the goal I scored in Manchester came from his cross from the right".
"If United start like they did against Bournemouth, then the game will be over inside 15 minutes".
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Leonard could decline his 2019-20 player option and become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019. Leonard missed the game with a sore left foot which no doubt had the Lakers breathing a sigh of relief.
Asked why his team had been fearful, Guardiola replied: "We wanted to play good in front of our fans and we know how important it is to play in this game".
He insisted his team were united in reality as well as in name, while saying all three of City´s goals were down to mistakes by his players.
Mourinho may leave it until the wire to make a decision on Pogba, and there have been suggestions that Mourinho has intentionally kept Pogba separate from the rest of the squad in an attempt to confuse Man City.
"Derbies are always tough games, but I think they're the games in which you always learn the most. I am with my players", Mourinho said. 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.
Yes, we missed Paul but that doesn't mean with Paul we win the game.