Nicky Butt: Manchester United low on confidence

Leon Bailey

Leon Bailey

"They are the champions and the best team in the league but we will try everything to be as good as we can", said the Holland captain.

"For Manchester United now we have got a challenge on to get back to where we want to be, which is the biggest club in the country, but also in the city", Butt told the Premier League Sports Network event.

Taylor's appointment for City's clash against Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium had caused some disquiet among home supporters.

"We deserved the win because the guys up-front made an incredible job, created chances, got into the box and scored goals".

Matic started 35 out of the 38 league games last season and has started every match he has been fit for this campaign. After that, they didn't have any more chances to score a goal.

Guardiola was also less than impressed with Raheem Sterling after his showboating antics at the end of Manchester City's derby victory over Manchester United on Sunday.

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Fernandinho says it's the result of City's hard-wired principles: a desire to pass the ball and move the opposition at all times.

A fourth loss of the league season means United remain eighth, behind Bournemouth and Watford, thanks to their negative goal difference.

"He is going to try to do the best job, like we try as managers and football players", said Guardiola when asked about the referee at his pre-match press conference.

Meanwhile, United defender Victor Lindelof believes his side should have been more aggressive following Martial's goal. "But after 2-1 we reacted well, we didn't concede and step by step we regained our game".

"After their goal we knew they would have confidence to try to come for a second but I think our performance was awesome".

"I don't go for stats, I go for what I felt and I watch in the game and the game was there until minute 80-something". One thing is a bad performance another thing is a performance with mistakes.

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