Manchester City and Pep Guardiola took a crucial step towards retaining the Premier League title, as they thumped Manchester United 2-0 at Old Trafford.
United kept the visitors at bay through the first half, but second half goals from Bernando Silva and substitute Leroy Sane was enough to undo Ole’s tactics, and earn City a deserved win against United.
Guardiola and City currently lead the flock, with Liverpool not far behind, and three games left in the season. The manager admitted both teams deserve to lift the trophy, but only one can, as he spoke on the pressure and playing against Manchester United.
“I understand the pressure we have and obviously here at Old Trafford with Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard running behind. I told them we needed to play to win, it doesn’t matter if we concede.” Guardiola told Skysports.
“Now we go to Burnley and we know how tough it will be. It’s important to be calm. We are still not champions with three games left – it’s incredible with the points we have and Liverpool have.
“I told the players don’t read tomorrow, don’t watch the television, just rest and sleep a lot and go in there against Burnley.
“We knew without Romelu Lukaku they would try more runs in behind. The chances we lost came from us losing simple balls in the middle and we changed things in the second half, with Ilkay Gundogan in the middle and with Leroy Sane on we were more dynamic.
“Both teams deserve the title. But it can be just one. The team that is going to lose can’t have regrets because they have given everything. Normally with this kind of victory you can it enjoy it the most but we have to be calm.”