Pep Guardiola wanted Marcus Rashford to play in Manchester derby


"In the second half we dominated - lots of quick combos and the goal was coming".

Much like the other seasons, this season too the Belgium worldwide has been a standout performer for Man City, managing to provide 17 assists in just 26 Premier League matches so far.

Given City were celebrating lifting their first trophy of the season only three days earlier, Guardiola was delighted they got the job done easily in the FA Cup.

But Portugal winger Silva had a different opinion, as he admitted his side were not up to the standard expected of them this weekend and urged them to bounce back in their next game.

"I've got to say we're looking forward to it". We don't know how long [he will be out]. So our performance was not acceptable.

"He fell down in a bad position and had a problem with his back", he said.

The 25-year-old has been credited with United's recent surge in from, as United have failed to lose since Fernandes joined the team.

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"It's tough to defend [against] 10 players there, we didn't find more passes inside but we created enough chances to win".

"We'll have to do that against them because they're a fantastic team at their best".

He has, meanwhile, played down the importance of any growing rivalry with Pep Guardiola.

Having Fred and Scott McTominay behind him will allow him to neglect some of his defensive duties, and therefore he can move forward easily and create chances for the pair of strikers.

"I think at times it was exhilarating".

City are in action again on Wednesday when they host Arsenal, pitting Guardiola against his former assistant Mikel Arteta, who took charge of the Gunners last December.

The Belgian, one of the best in the first leg of the Champions League in the Santiago Bernabéu (a goal and an assist), is doubtful for the derby against Manchester United this Sunday (5:30 p.m.), at twelve days of having to play around Real Madrid at Etihad Stadium.