Manchester United 0-3 Manchester City

Pellegrini reacts:

“I think that we really did a very good performance in all senses.

“We scored three goals, we had three or four more clear chances and I really don’t remember one single clear chance United had to score. We were a very compact and aggressive team from the beginning and we started for the three points from the first minute.”

“We know we can score a lot of goals but today we were very compact. We didn’t give them one metre to make damage to our defense. I’m very happy with our defending – we’ve only conceded six goals in the second half of the season and this is very pleasing.”

Finally, Pellegrini refused to get too carried away when asked what the win meant for his side’s title chances. It was important psychologically because it’s one of the three matches we had postponed against a great team like United,” he said.

“We must play the other two at home – if we keep recovering points against Liverpool and Chelsea – we are now four points up on Arsenal, so it’s very important to keep adding points. We have to play nine games more, you cannot know how many points you need to win. It’s important to keep playing the way we did today.”

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