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

Jesse Lingard: 'We will relish derby pressure'

They could have folded when 1-0 down but battled to stay in the game until half-time.

Pogba would have given United the ability to stretch the game, but without the Frenchman, Mourinho could have given his team more adventure and ambition by selecting Juan Mata.

Paul Pogba, meanwhile, did not arrive with the squad at the Lowry hotel and looks set to miss out completely. He'll have a plan to keep United in the game. United's manager tried to make his team hard to break down but was always up against it after conceding so early. "All three goals are our mistakes".

Chris Smalling went closest for United with a header which went comfortably over in the 26th minute, but otherwise the City defence was at ease in a first half of few highlights.

Mourinho's set-up appeared to put a lot of emphasis on stopping City's midfield from playing, yet still David Silva controlled things and looked a cut above, opening the scoring in composed fashion. Another thing to beat Shakhtar Donetsk at home 6-0 and be very relaxed.

But Ilkay Gundogan came off the bench to net the third and put the result to bed not long before full-time.

"There was no need to create more tension than there already was, sometimes you get insulted and it's bad, but to create more tension than there already is..."

'Because Fellaini is not in conditions to play 90 minutes.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho, B.Silva, D.Silva, Sterling, Mahrez, Aguero. "I just told him that and left".

However, after a much-publicised tussle between the two clubs at the beginning of the calendar year, in which Sanchez opted to ignore the attentions of the Cityzens and move instead to Old Trafford, many would have expected this to be an unmissable occasion for the 29-year-old.

FW Romelu Lukaku, 6 - Made an instant impact in winning a penalty seconds after coming on for Lingard.



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