Foden says Manchester City had 'game of our lives' in win over United

Phil Foden says Manchester City had ‘the game of our lives’ in confident win against rivals Man United and admits ‘everything went right’ with Pep Guardiola’s men largely untroubled at Old Trafford

  • READ: Manchester City cruised to 2-0 win against Man United in the big derby 
  • Eric Bailly netted an own goal before Bernardo Silva added a second in first half 
  • City midfielder Phil Foden believes it was ‘the game of their lives’ at Old Trafford 

Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden labelled their comfortable win over rivals Man United as ‘the game of our lives’ as they secured a huge 2-0 win at Old Trafford. 

Pep Guardiola’s men were relatively unfazed in the Manchester Derby against a timid United side, leaving a six-point gap between the two teams, and Foden was left in awe of the display they produced. 

United have produced some disappointing displays this season despite bringing in three high profile signings – including Cristiano Ronaldo – but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has found himself under huge pressure after being unable to get consistent results out of his high profile stars. 

Phil Foden was left in awe of Manchester City’s slick display in their 2-0 win over Man United

Foden said ‘everything went right’ as they dominated the Red Devils at Old Trafford

But Foden focused on his own side’s impressive performance, admitting ‘everything went right’ as City ran the show in one of their biggest games of the season. 

‘I think we had the game of our lives today, everything went right,’ he told Sky Sports. ‘A lot of possession, chances, dominated from start to finish really good.

‘Me and Gabby [Jesus] tried to press the wing-backs, and Kevin [De Bruyne] and Bernardo [Silva] pressed too which worked. We knew we could exploit the space in behind and we picked best when to do it.

Pep Guardiola was full of praise for his stars after their top performance at a big rival 

‘It gives us massive confidence just before the internationals, it’s really important to get the win. I’m very delighted. It was very important to get back to winning ways, we can take massive confidence as United are a great team and it’s a difficult ground to come to. It makes it extra special (as a City boy).

Guardiola believes City could offer even more despite their confident display and said the team were ‘demanding of themselves’ but were satisfied with the amount of goals despite missing a handful of chances.

‘There is more to come, we’ll play more games in our life,’ he said. ‘Here in Old Trafford we’ve made a good performance in general since we’ve been here. Solid performance, good game, deserved victory and three more points.

The Spaniard said the team are demanding of themselves but were satisfied with the display

‘No (not disappointment they didn’t score more) it’s okay. We’re so demanding for ourselves we know our standards but I’m very pleased. This was the game we needed. They are so dangerous so that is why we showed a game with a lot of control, regain the ball, make the transitions, don’t let them run. Because if you let them run, Old Trafford is a bit like Anfield – no chance they are built for that.

‘We played the game we needed today. Other games need special things. But in the teams that have physicality like [Marcus] Rashford, [Mason] Greenwood, Cristiano all the players they have, you have to play quick, move the ball, do the touches every player needs and put the ball in the box.

‘I don’t like not to use them (making a sub) but we were comfortable and didn’t change anything today.’

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