City rolls past United — Manchester Is Blue

City rolls past United — Manchester Is Blue

Three points on Manchester City's 3-1 win over Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday at the Etihad.

Former United defender and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville suggested there was a huge gulf in class between a table-topping City side now 12 points ahead of their stuttering local rivals, but Mourinho chose to offer up an alternative narrative.

When asked if that meant his team now had no title hopes, Mourinho replied: "I think we are not going to be relegated".

This season, City have continued where they left off, regaining their position at the top of the tree, while United have endured a woeful start to the season. That porous defense is a stain on Mourinho's proud record as a defensive mastermind, and the fact he is ignoring that issue is most concerning as United continue to struggle.

"If United start like they did against Bournemouth, then the game will be over inside 15 minutes".

Lukaku forced a penalty not long after coming on and Martial scored for the fifth consecutive matchday. We played two matches away, hard ones, the second was a final against one of the best teams in Europe (Juventus), which demanded everything we had to give, physically and mentally. "I don't go for stats". The game was there until minute 80 something.

This was how City wants to be viewed on the world stage: A team producing scintillating soccer on the field. That is different than a bad performance. We kept our mental state last season and got the win in the end.

And on Saturday, Romelu Lukaku, David de Gea, Marcus Rashford and Co were pictured making their way inside the five-star hotel as they put the final touches to their preparations.

Meanwhile, Arsenal drew 1-1 with Wolves at the Emirates Stadium in the other Premier League game.

"The game against Juventus was hard physically and mentally".

"For me zero words against my players, everything is positive".

The England forward took down a lovely pass from Fernandinho in the second half and should have shot with his left foot first time, but he delayed and let Chris Smalling get back goal side.

"It is an important thing for us".

"Lets fight to close the gap to jump into the top four".

City made a move for Fred last January, only to miss out on the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder following his decision to make a summer move to Manchester United instead.

"It is November, so we haven't even finished the first round [of fixtures]", Guardiola said. "I can imagine when the result was 2-1, if we bring a fresh Fellaini on, I think they (Man City) would be in big, big trouble".

"He is not in the conditions to play 90 minutes. That is not an excuse".

City were also without a key midfield man but the loss of Kevin De Bruyne, who is regularly more impressive than Pogba, was not felt by the home side.

Their one and two touch football is a joy to watch, and United had no answer for it.

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