If Pogba and Sanchez can deliver on a regular basis performances like the one they produced in the second-half of Saturday's memorable win, perhaps the talk of United being eclipsed for years to come by City may turn out to be premature.
Yet Jose Mourinho's men rallied remarkably.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claims he is not anxious if his side will not win the derby against Pep Guardiola's led side Manchester City today evening. People say you win because of how much we've spent.
How that affects them on Saturday, and what team Pep Guardiola plays, will have a big impact on the result.
Smalling, who had been at fault for both goals in the first half, then directed his header past Ederson to round off a tremendous comeback in the 69th minute. "Even after going behind we created good positions, and but for a good save from David de Gea we might have had another goal".
"We need money to buy top players to play at that level all the time".
The Citizens will still go on to lift the title, but their fans will see it as a real opportunity missed to rub their neighbours' noses in it especially with Sterling missing two chances to put them out of sight before half-time.Читайте также: City's Guardiola stirs the derby pot with Pogba claim
In the same context, the official Twitter of the Premier League posted an interactive poll on Friday asking followers if Manchester is Blue or Red. "What we will try to prove is that we're the second best team in the country".
Guardiola's City could be crowned league champions with a victory over Mourinho's United, although the match has been somewhat overshadowed by City's meltdown on Wednesday against Liverpool that leaves them 3-0 down with the second leg to play on Tuesday.
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Guardiola made a beeline for Pogba at full-time but claims to have only congratulated him for the win and not mentioned his pre-match comments.
The first 20 minutes were very slow, with City struggling to find offense without a recognized striker and United more than happy to just defend and not offer anything going forward.
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