Guardiola reacts to getting just a draw against Manchester United

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Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has praised his team for managing to get a point from a ‘tough’ opponent like Manchester United.

The Red Devils did the double over their local rivals in the league last season, and looked set to inflict more pain on Guardiola at Old Trafford.

But neither team was able to get over the line, as the points were shared at the blast of the final whistle.

Speaking after the game, the Spaniard gave credit to his side, and expressed satisfaction with the draw considering the opponent they had to face.

He said, “It’s a good point. We cannot forget this is Old Trafford, it is a tough opponent. They press, they are so fast up front… it’s Manchester United!

“We created enough chances. Last season how they beat us, the quality of the Man United team is they can play because they are good.

“The important thing is we didn’t concede. We had enough chances to win but the game was tight. Respect to both sides. We have to be a little bit more sharper up front.”

The game could have easily been won by either side, but huge credit to Harry Maguire, who denied Kevin De Bruyne and Jesus Gabriel with two fine blocks to keep it at 0-0.