Bernardo Silva believes City's derby win may have ended United's title bid

Bernardo Silva believes City's derby win may have ended United's title bid

Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season but it was the Citizens that shortened in the victor market after success in the Manchester derby.

Former Arsenal playmaker Merson believes Manchester City will beat Manchester United at The Etihad on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho again sought excuses, but even the Portuguese can not cover up the fact that the gap between Manchester's two giants is only getting bigger.

Chelsea remain third favourites - available to back at [25.0] - though the Blues let two points slip and their own chance of going top of the table when they could manage just a 0-0 draw at home to Everton.

"In the second half, the game was a bit (more) open so we have to find more space but we made a good performance against a top, top team".

It's highly unlikely he will repeat the feat this year, with just one blank this season - only Fulham, without a clean sheet, have a worse record.

Although his side's only shot on target was the second-half penalty Anthony Martial scored in response to goals from David Silva and Sergio Agüero, he denied the 3-1 scoreline reflected the game. I'm not going to be so quick to sit here and say it is the coaching staff's fault - there is a problem structurally at this club which means it would be hard for any coach to get this team to perform.

Ilkay Gundogan provided the final flourish to a 44-pass move five minutes from time.

"The understanding that they've got could make this a long-standing partnership and certainly the most successful in Premier League history".




He left the club in 2014 to spend two seasons at Inter Milan, though he failed to replicate his United days in Italy and retired in 2016.

City are 12 points ahead of United and along with Liverpool, Chelsea and even Tottenham they look set for a title tussle.

To nearly every observer at the Etihad Stadium, the game was controlled by City but the Manchester United manager saw things differently.

Despite an upturn in results in recent weeks to dampen speculation surrounding Mourinho's future, United have still continuously started slowly and were again punished early on.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Aguero said that there was no issue between him and Guardiola.

"We knew that there is a difference in potential". I can imagine (if) when the result was 2-1 to bring a fresh Fellaini, I think they would be in big big trouble.

"He made some movements with the legs, we can avoid it but he is young, he can improve", said Guardiola when asked about his conversation with the 23-year-old. It was not to be however, as City are less prone to sudden defensive collapses now and came out 3-1 winners.

"All they can talk about is Manchester United, that's all they've done and they can't get away from it", said Ferguson, angered at Tevez swapping sides of the Manchester divide.

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