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Pep Guardiola: "Here at Old Trafford always a good performance."

FT: Man Utd 0-2 Man City

Pep Guardiola [Sky Sports Screen Shot]
Pep Guardiola [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

It was a one-sided local derby that saw City easily beat Man Utd 2-0 at Old Trafford.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was absolutely delighted with how his Cityzens smashed Manchester United on Saturday afternoon.

It was men against boys as ex-United captain Roy Keane said.

The Cityzens cruised past rivals United in the one-sided derby, thanks to an early own goal by defender Eric Bailly and a close-range tap-in from midfielder Bernardo Silva strike at the stroke of half-time.

The difference was clear in terms of quality on the pitch and City could have scored more goals but David De Gea kept Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team in the game at Old Trafford, though the Red Devils looked toothless throughout.

Guardiola's side will now focus on challenging for the title, as the Premier League looks set for a three-horse race.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the clash, Guardiola said: "More to come. The City Blues, we know how important it is [the win over Manchester United].

"Here at Old Trafford always a good performance in general since we are together, We have won many times, much more than at any other stadium. Solid performance, good game, and deserved victory. Three more points.

"You have to put the ball in the fridge. A lot of passes, a lot of passes. Except 10 minutes in the middle when I thought we lose stupid ball, really good.

"The move is the ball, everyone has to be in their position. When you move much, not good. The ball comes where we are."

Should have scored more? "It is OK. I am so demanding, we are so demanding for ourselves but I am very pleased. This is the game we needed.

"They [Manchester United] are so dangerous. That is why we had a game with a lot of control. If you let them run at Old Trafford it is a little bit like Anfield. They are built for that.

"We played the game we needed today. You have to play quick, to move the ball, and do the touches every player needs but also try to put the ball in the pocket.

"The game was 2-0 and everything was comfortable. I felt didn't need to change.

"Three games now 27 left. We dropped points at home. Right now Chelsea are unstoppable. We know we cannot drop many points to be close to them but against the big six we performed well.

"The most important is we came to Old Trafford and can say these guys played good. This is what I am happy the most after six years here. We tried to play our game."

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