Manchester City lacked a killer instinct and it cost them, leading them to lose the fourth Manchester derby of the season. Thanks to a first-half Anthony Martial goal and a late second from Scott McTominay.
In a City dominated and nervy game, City just couldn’t find the one in a dominant second period.
On to the reaction-
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“In general, we played very well,” he said.
“In general, I’m satisfied. We are not far away from our previous levels.
“In this type of game, little mistakes can make all the difference. We played good.
“We conceded a goal and should have avoided it, but in the second half we played good as well. So congratulations to Manchester United. The quality of the opponent always counts. We played good. Yes, we could have played better if we won 5-0.”
“He saved one or two, he’s an exceptional goalkeeper,” he said.
”I don’t come to judge my players, mistakes are part of the game.
”He will recover and is an exceptional goalkeeper.
”He’s an extraordinary keeper. That’s the only thing I can say.
”It’s part of the game so next time he’s going to be better.
”He’s an extraordinary player. The way we needed the build-up, sometimes it happens.”
Bernardo Silva Reaction
“We didn’t start badly and were playing quite well until we conceded,” said Bernardo afterwards.
“We know how good the Manchester United players are on the counter-attack, very aggressive. We will have to watch the game back and listen to what Pep has to say.
“Now it’s too close to know what was lacking. But a team like ours cannot lose as many games as we have lost so far this season.
“We need to check what’s not going right and try not to make so many mistakes.”
“From my point of view and from where I was, it was clear it was not a foul,” he added.
“The referee, like all the players, can make mistakes. It is football. It is what it is.
“The reality is that in the Premier League we don’t have much pressure, because we know our position is not changing a lot because we won’t get to the title.
“I think we will be second to qualify for the Champions League.”
Ederson errors by match:— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) March 8, 2020
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I understand this match doesn’t mean much to our players, but I can’t wrap my brain around their lackadaisical performance. It’s really odd and it’s not just because KDB isn’t in the squad...— Jonathan Morris (@JZMorrisEsq) March 8, 2020
This is worst than the title defense you lost 3/4 matches to one of the worst United sides, genuine fireable offense— Les Owens (@GoodKidManCity) March 8, 2020