Bruno Fernandes pleased with the win, while Kevin de Bruyne insists that City should move on to the next game.
Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes says “today we did almost everything perfect” to end Manchester City’s winning streak.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s boys won the Manchester derby at the Etihad on Sunday, thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw.
And following United’s impressive display that ended the Cityzens' 21-game winning run, Portugal international Fernandes told Sky Sports: "It's always difficult to play against Manchester City. They are difficult on the ball and tough to play against. Today we did almost everything perfect.
"It's not about winning against City, it's about winning every game.
"Scoring in the first minute was perfect, we had more space to counter. We remained focused until the end of the game. When we defend well we know we'll have chances to score.
"The league is not a sprint. It's is a marathon. We have to do our best and not think about others."
On his celebration, the former Sporting Lisbon skipper said: "It is for my kids. Every time I score it's for them."
Midfield maestro Kevin de Bruyne, was not happy with how City started the match. They conceded a penalty 34 seconds into the match when Gabriel Jesus brought down the impressive Anthony Martial before Luke Shaw wrapped up the three points early in the second half.
"Obviously I don't think we started very well. We knew it would be hard,” the Belgian told Sky Sports.
“We played into their hands with the first goal and we needed about 15 minutes to settle a bit. Then we played pretty good but we didn't score and that made a difference and made a mistake with the pressing for the second goal.
"It is not the best if you go behind after one minute but you still have 90 minutes after that. The second was a little worse but I think the mentality of the players was the same as always.
"It is not nice to lose the derby but sometimes it happens. We have to move on and Wednesday there is a new game.
"Sometimes it is necessary to lose games and have bad spells. Even in the winning run we had some bad spells but overcame then, we didn't today. Sometimes it can be a positive."