EPL: Guardiola reveals what he told Pogba after Manchester Derby

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Jose Mourinho implied Pep Guardiola make a mistake by discussing Paul Pogba before the France midfielder inspired Manchester United's stunning 3-2 derby comeback win over Premier League champions-elect Manchester City.

However, inspired by Barcelona's remarkable comeback from a 4-0 first-leg deficit to Paris Saint-Gemrain, Guardiola - a Champions League victor as both a player and a coach at Barcelona - insisted that a remarkable comeback is possible if City are clinical on the night. In football anything can happen, it's the first time we've lost two games in a row this season and now we have to recover and try again, go back to the basics and win games.

His shots at Champions League glory in his first two seasons at Bayern Munich were also ruined by three goals in quick succession for Real Madrid and Barcelona in the semi-finals.

"In Barcelona (against Bayern in 2015) 71 minutes (it's) 0-0, (at) 90, 3-0".

"It's no problem. I don't even think about it".

Ahead of Saturday's derby the Catalan claimed Raiola had given City the chance to take two of his most high-profile clients from rivals Manchester United.

Goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan put them in a commanding position, but they were left to rue two glorious missed chances from Raheem Sterling.

"But maybe we will improve for the future on that, to realise that sometimes it's not enough what you've done to win the games".

"Because what we have done in this season, in the first half and moments in the second half, I am happy (with)". I'm sorry for our fans for our people, because what we saw in the first half is what we saw all season.

"Of course we wanted to win today, I'm not going to deny that but we knew exactly we were going to play against, the second in the league".

"When you play against Liverpool, United or in Europe when you have your momentums you have to close the door and we didn't close it".

"You'd have to say they probably would. The schedule is like this, that's why this competition is so tough", Guardiola said. "At that level that is the difference".

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