José Mourinho said Manchester United competed well in the derby, saying: ‘It was open for 80-something minutes’ as Raheem Sterling was ticked off by Pep Guardiola for late stepovers

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho came into the derby on a hot streak but he and his team were left cold after their trip to the Etihad, writes Pete Sharland.

Premier League: Defeat to Manchester City leaves Manchester United as close to the drop zone as the top of the table, but Jose Mourinho is at ease.

Guardiola half-pleased with derby victory as Mourinho tries to take positives Guardiola half-pleased with derby victory as Mourinho tries to take positives

Manchester City dominated United at the Etihad to win 3-1.

Manchester City beat United 3-1 - but Guardiola had harsh words for Sterling following the final whistle

Jose Mourinho tells critics to ignore the stats after Manchester United's derby defeat

Jose Mourinho has said to ignore the stats from Manchester United’s poor season so far, and blamed the club’s derby defeat by Manchester City on the sides’ different weeks. 

Pep Guardiola v Jose Mourinho – in focus Pep Guardiola v Jose Mourinho – in focus

David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan did the damage as home side ran out 3-1 victors.

5 things we learned from the Premier League this weekend

Manchester City took the derby honours against rivals Manchester United  as Liverpool remained two points behind Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders with a 2-0 win over basement club

The pair were seen disagreeing at full-time despite City's impressive 3-1 success over rivals United at the Etihad

United left themselves with far too much to do in the local derby, underlining the folly of handing the initiative to their more attacking neighbours

Gary Neville tells us whether anyone can stop Manchester City from retaining their title, who has been the best player in the Premier League this season and whether Liverpool fans will be cheering on Manchester United on Sunday.

The champions and Premier League leaders are too good for Jose Mourinho's side

Jose Mourinho has returned “old school” qualities to his Manchester United side, says Dimitar Berbatov, with the class of 2018-19 proving that they can grind out results.