Pep Guardiola insisted that his Manchester City side were not “clinical” enough in attacking areas against Manchester United.
Guardiola told Sky Sports, as cited by BBC Sport, that his side “played really well” despite the defeat:
“It was a fantastic game. United make incredibly high pressing and they are so fast on the counter. We played good. Unfortunately, we couldn’t be clinical up front so we congratulate United.
“We will be the news because we lost. But the news is 21 victories in a row. There are still 30 points to play and we have to start to win again.
“That’s football. Sometimes it happens. We played much better than the game against West Ham which we won.
“It’s always the same. We win a game and then move onto the next one. It’s the same here. We lose this so we go to the next one. It’s a lesson. Even at 0-2 we played really well.”