Guardiola philosophical after Pogba inspires United to stunning comeback victory

Danilo frustrated with 'long balls' snatching derby victory for Man Utd

Danilo frustrated with 'long balls' snatching derby victory for Man Utd

Carrick, who is retiring at the end of the season, has managed just 24 minutes of Premier League football this season following heart problems.

But Paul Pogba had other ideas.

Manchester United are now in second place in the Premier League table as they bid to secure a top-four finish and book their place in the Champions League for next season. The Manchester United midfielder scored twice in two minutes, then watched as Chris Smalling volleyed home the victor past Ederson in the 69th minute, to give the Red Devils a stunning 3-2 comeback win.

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United "deserves a bit more respect" after they fought back from two goals down to beat Manchester City and delay their neighbours' Premier League coronation. The City coach told reporters that Pogba had been offered to his team in the January window by agent Mino Raiola.

Tuesday sees Liverpool roll into town for a crunch Champions League quarter-final tie, with City facing an uphill battle after the first leg ended in a shock 3-0 defeat at Anfield. They were knocked out of the Champions League by Sevilla, Mourinho has failed to win the League in his two seasons at Old Trafford and he has often seemed at odds with some of his players at times. City's Abu-Dhabi owners have splashed an estimated 878 million euros over the past decade to assemble a squad that has tilted the balance of power in Manchester from red to blue.

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It's perhaps no surprise the United manager was in such a relaxed mood after the epic 3-2 win against their local rivals.

Pogba admits that losing to City and watching them celebrate would have been "like death" to United fans.

The Argentine was denied a potentially brilliant equalizer by an excellent save from David de Gea in the 89 minute. He needs to be our main player because when he plays in that position he needs to resolve the games and he needs to take responsibilities. United's best Premier League side accrued "just" 79 points in that Treble season.

United pulled level by half-time and Andy Cole's victor six minutes from time was no more than they deserved.

"Now we need six points to finish top four, and now we need three less to finish second which is our target after finishing top four", Mourinho said, pointedly. Sanchez took a free kick from well outside the box. City should have been out of sight by half-time as Guardiola screamed in frustration after Sterling fired two glorious chances well over the bar. United in 1999 needed to keep their focus right until the last day of the season, somehow maintaining their attention to not only win the league, but to then find the reserves to add two further trophies to the cabinet.

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