Pogba The Hero As Manchester United Delay Manchester City's Title Celebrations

Highlights of Man City 2-3 Man Utd

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Paul Pogba ignored the background noise to grab a quickfire double, before centre-back Smalling volleyed United to a 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium that will live long in the memory.

On whether any psychological damage will have been done by the result, Guardiola said: "We will see".

"I was asking more from my central defenders to play with the ball because they were a little shaky with the ball at their feet".

"We deserve a bit more respect than people give".

It's true, Man United would have been the laughing stock of the Premier League if they just let Man City win the title easily. They are frustrated because they wanted to do it today but I congratulated them because they will win it and they deserve it.

United found themselves 2-0 down at half-time, but two goals from Pogba stunned City just after the break and then Chris Smalling got the victor. "I know, he knows, everyone knows, he had some performances not at the level of expectations we have for Paul".

"The emphasis was that we did not want to be the clowns standing there watching them celebrating winning a trophy at the end". This has been an unbelievable season for Manchester City.

At the bottom, West Bromwich Albion slipped another step closer to relegation after they drew 1-1 with Swansea City in their first game since the sacking of manager Alan Pardew.

"And to finish second it was very, very important because we are ahead of Liverpool with one match in hand".

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Guardiola continued: 'A special occasion for United which is a pity.

'We did absolutely everything in the first half but then for 10 to 15 minutes we conceded goals.

"But we move forward".

"We played with courage and created so many chances. The point is can we improve enough to catch them next season?"

City manager Pep Guardiola claimed on the eve of the game that Pogba was offered to the Premier League leaders by his agent in January - a claim denied by Mino Raiola. They have spirit, this is Manchester United! I am not interested in that.

"With that haircut you need to perform", Lampard said afterwards.

The Red Devils delayed City's title celebration when they came from 2-0 down to beat their hosts 3-2 at the Etihad.

In the video below we soaked up the frenzied atmosphere, catching up with excited Man City fans in the build-up to the eagerly anticipated derby, and finding out just what they think of that man Mourinho, along with their pre-match predictions.

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