‘I do not care concerning the Premier League – we won’t win’: Pep Guardiola is difficult Arsenal for the title after Man Metropolis misplaced to United within the derby…and quietly fumes over VAR’s function in Bruno Fernandes’ objective.
Pep Guardiola has admitted Manchester Metropolis “cannot” win the Premier League title – successfully handing the crown to Arsenal – after shedding to Manchester United.
Metropolis superior 60 minutes within the Manchester derby 189 because of a header from substitute Jack Grealish within the second half and appeared able to briefly cut back the distinction towards Arsenal.
However Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford scored twice in 4 minutes to seal a well-known comeback for United and hand Metropolis their first Premier League defeat in two months.
A annoyed Pep Guardiola has clearly admitted that Metropolis can’t win the Premier League this season
It is usually Metropolis’s second successive defeat in 4 days after they have been surprisingly knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Southampton on Wednesday evening.
The consequence leaves the defending champions 5 factors behind Arsenal, who might lengthen their lead in the event that they beat Tottenham in tomorrow’s north London derby.
United, in the meantime, stay only one level away from their native rivals in third place.
Talking full time, Guardiola was visibly annoyed and admitted his facet couldn’t retain the league title.
“I do not care concerning the Premier League and the Carabao Cup, we won’t win,” De Kelly stated on BT Sport.
“We win rather a lot, so it isn’t an issue.”
The Spaniard was additionally sad with United’s controversial equalizer, which got here after 78 minutes when Fernandes fired residence after Rashford stepped down to permit him to seize Casemiro’s move.
The objective was initially dominated out by assistant Stuart Atwell as a result of the England striker was in an offside place.
Casemiro performed the ball in behind and Marcus Rashford (circled) was clearly offside
With the England star not touching the ball Fernandes caught the move to attain
Nonetheless, the choice was overturned after the video assistant referee dominated Rashford He had no function within the objective as a result of he failed to the touch the ball.
“Nicely, Rashford is out of attain, Bruno Fernandes will not be,” Guardiola stated.
I do not know if Rashford interfered and distracted our goalkeeper and defenders. The rule is the rule.
Chatting with BBC Sport, the Metropolis supervisor reiterated the purpose.
Guardiola insisted Fernandes’ objective shouldn’t have stood however admitted it was troublesome for referees to make such selections “in these stadiums”.
Marcus Rashford is offside, Bruno Fernandes will not be. Rashford distracted our goalkeeper and central defenders,” he stated,
‘it’s what it’s. We all know the place to play. It is onerous for referees in these stadiums.
When requested about his workforce’s probabilities of profitable the league, Guardiola replied:
The Metropolis supervisor gave the impression to be protesting to referee Stuart Atwell on the closing whistle
Normally, I’ve no regrets. I do not care if we do not win the Carabao Cup or the Premier League, we’ll attempt.
I do not care when the workforce performs the best way we play. It was precisely the identical for the numerous years we spent right here.
“There are lots of factors to play for and we’ve got to play there. In each recreation we’ve got to play. We all the time play in these sort of video games and in different video games we battle a bit.