Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City side suffered a tough 2-1 defeat to their city rivals, Manchester United, in a derby at the Etihad, despite the Citizens being heavy favorites.
The derby saw United’s pace completely dismantle Pep Guardiola’s defensive setup.
This resulted in a ton of opportunities for the Red Devils in the first half.
The Spanish manager didn’t hide his praise for Solskjaer’s trio in the attack.
“We knew about the pace they have, with James, Martial, and Rashford, but sometimes it is not possible to control it,” Pep said, according to Goal.
Premier League title race now looks over for the Citizens. Liverpool are 14 points ahead, and it looks very unlikely that Guardiola and his squad can catch up.
However, the Champions League becomes the primary goal, and matches like these can serve as a warning signal for City.