Phil Foden says Manchester City had “ the game of our lives ” in a sure win against rival Man United and admits that “ everything went well ” with Pep Guardiola’s men without a hitch at Old Trafford.
Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden called their comfortable win over rivals Man United “the game of our lives” as they delivered a massive 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 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 heavy pressure after failing to get consistent results from his high-profile stars.
Phil Foden was in awe of Manchester City’s skillful display in their 2-0 win over Man United
Foden said ‘everything went well’ as they dominated the Red Devils at Old Trafford
But Foden focused on his own team’s impressive performance, admitting that “it all went well” as City ran the show in one of their biggest games of the season.
“I think today we had the game of our lives, everything went well,” he told Sky Sports. ‘A lot of possession, chances, dominated from start to finish really well.
‘Me and gabby [Jesus] I tried to press the sides, and Kevin [De Bruyne] and Bernardo [Silva] pressed also that worked. We knew we could take advantage of the space in the back and we chose better when to do it.
Pep Guardiola was filled with praise to his stars after his maximum performance against a great rival
“It gives us enormous confidence just before the internationals, it is very important to get the victory. I’m very happy. It was very important to get back on the path of victory, we can have great confidence, since United are a great team and it is a difficult terrain to get to. Makes it very special (like a city boy).
Guardiola believes that City could offer even more despite their show of confidence and said the team was “demanding” but was satisfied with the number of goals despite missing a handful of opportunities.
“There is more to come, we will play more games in our life,” he said. “Here at Old Trafford we’ve had a good overall performance since we’ve been here. Solid performance, good game, deserved victory and three more points.
The Spaniard said the team is demanding of itself but is satisfied with the display
‘No (it’s not disappointment, they didn’t score more) it’s fine. We are so demanding of ourselves that we know our standards, but I am very happy. This was the game we needed. They are so dangerous that that’s why we show a game with a lot of control, we get the ball back, we make the transitions, we don’t let them run. Because if you let them run, Old Trafford is a bit like Anfield, there’s no chance they’re made for that.
“We played the game we needed today. Other games need special things. But on computers that have physicality like [Marcus] Rashford, [Mason] Greenwood, Cristiano, all the players they have, you have to play fast, move the ball, make the touches that every player needs and put the ball in the area.
‘I don’t like not wearing them (making a sub) but we feel comfortable and we don’t change anything today.’