Mourinho blames fixtures while defending United's performance in Manchester derby defeat

Fred has struggled since joining Manchester United

Fred has struggled since joining Manchester United

Manchester City attacker Bernardo Silva has claimed that his team effectively ended Manchester United's Premier League title chances by recording a 3-1 win in the Manchester derby on Sunday afternoon.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City comfortably got the better of Jose Mourinho and Manchester United in Sunday's eagerly anticipated derby clash.

Three goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and IIkay Gundogan ensured victory for Guardiola's men. And because of this it's hard not to believe that the title chase is over, even if it's only November.

"Little by little over 90 minutes you need to impose your game, your job and your individual quality or physical strength", said Emery.

And Mourinho claimed his side, also shorn of Paul Pogba through injury, were physically and mentally exhausted.

"Imagine this game with Fellaini coming on at 2-1 fresh with 25 minutes to go".

"I'm completely happy", Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp told reporters.

"We know it won't be easy this season", Silva said.

And what of the stats?

City came out of the blocks quickly against United and Jose Mourinho's side couldn't handle it.

"The way people who don't understand football analyze it is with stats", Mourinho said. I go for what I felt, for what I saw in the game.

"It's why I never got bigger because I knew the next week I'd have Torres or Aguero, so I never spent as much time in the gym as you have to adapt to players". It's different than a bad performance.

Raheem Sterling's stepovers in the final seconds drew an angry reaction from Juan Mata, who appeared to accuse the forward of showboating, and Pep Guardiola confronted the England global at the end over his behaviour.

Mo Salah, with his eighth goal of the season, and Xherdan Shaqiri sealed victory for Juergen Klopp's Liverpool side over the league's bottom team, keeping them in touch with City.

And it turned out to be a good day too, especially for Cardiff and Newcastle who beat Brighton and Bournemouth respectively, while Huddersfield, Southampton, and Burnley all avoided defeat. "We played like: "I don't want to lose the ball" but not the intention to attack or to do something". "One thing is to go to Juventus and play against one of the best teams in the world and play for 94 minutes in the limits, not just the physical but the mental". They want to do well in the derby. "It is the time to analyse what we are doing well and where we have to improve, to make sure we're at our best for the barrage of games that awaits us between now and the end of the year".

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