Manchester United eye move for Spurs' coach Mauricio Pochettino

Manchester United eye move for Spurs' coach Mauricio Pochettino

The 33-year-old delivered one of his best games for the Club - but was typically humble afterwards, focusing on the quality of the team's attack-minded players rather than his vital display at the base of City's midfield that saw him continually disrupt United's rhythm.

Taylor did not make any controversial decisions in a match City won 3-1.

United are now eighth in the Premier League and are arguably already out of the title race after just 12 matches.

"I think it's hard when you have got players that aren't in form", he told Sky Sports.

The 37-year-old Swedish professional football star spent two terms at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho and left the Premier League side in March this year for a move to LA Galaxy.

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

That was until Nemanja Matic completely switched off when marking Ilkay Gundogan, allowing the City substitute to seal the three points.

It's now just five goals conceded in the Premier League all season, with only one of those coming from open play.

But it seems his United teammates have had enough.

Jose Mourinho needs to guide Manchester United to a top four finish to survive the sack at the end of this season.

Manchester United who have lost four games this season in the Premier League are also seven points behind fourth placed Tottenham.

However, the report in The Times adds that "Mourinho's support of Matic has surprised some players and staff, who feel the midfielder is practically untouchable regardless of his form".

Reigning champions Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 derby win over Manchester United as Chelsea dropped points in their title quest with a frustrating goalless draw at home to Everton.

However, it will be interesting to see if the Portuguese manager persists with Matic through this bad run of form.

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