Manchester City 2 United 3

  • Manchester City 2 United 3

Manchester City 2 United 3

Herrera appeared to spit right in the center of the badge as he trudged off with United 2-0 down and City's fans in full party mode after a dominant first half display which could have seen them 5-0 up, at least.

Pogba had failed to score since November, but struck twice in the space of two minutes to pull United level after being 2-0 behind and utterly outplayed by Manchester City.

Manchester City's title celebrations were put on hold after Paul Pogba inspired a second-half comeback for Manchester United in a thrilling derby.

Key to the turnaround were two players who have, in recent weeks, begun to be seen as expensive problems rather than quality solutions for Mourinho.

Mourinho had already admitted publicly after the match that he wanted more from both Sanchez and Jesse Lingard in the second half, though it was the Chile global who truly stepped up.

"We played really bad the last 20 minutes and the best thing was the result at half time".

"The emphasis was that we did not want to be the clowns standing there watching them celebrating winning a trophy at the end".

He said: 'I got the chance to congratulate City.

Pogba's first goal was a simple finish after a well-timed run was picked out by Ander Herrera chesting a ball from Alexis Sanchez into his path.

But a Paul Pogba double followed by Chris Smalling's victor secured a famous win for Mourinho.

United's players will be sat at home twiddling their thumbs after bowing out to Sevilla in the previous round after a awful Old Trafford defeat that was on par with their wretched first-half display at the Etihad Stadium. But after the break he was back to the jinking, clever and incisive player that he is known to be. We didn't play our game and they could have been out of sight.

Chris Smalling was the "main star" of Manchester United's derby victory over Manchester City, according to Nemanja Matic.