Guardiola bemoans absent intensity at Old Trafford

Pep Guardiola admitted Manchester City lacked intensity in a drab goalless draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

City secured a sixth straight clean sheet in a game of few chances, but were some way short of their best going forward.

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Guardiola said: “I don’t know what the feeling was from home but here we know we can go through more intensity.

“But we know we cannot settle down properly because when you attack they will punish you on the counter-attack. They are so fast, the quality from Man United.

“Yeah, I would have loved to have more chances, but we had chances with Gabriel (Jesus), Raheem (Sterling) and especially (Riyad) Mahrez in the first half.

“They had one corner in the first half and a late one from (Bruno) Fernandes, so we have to build from here.

“It’s a good point. It’s a point and I would love to win but it’s OK. It’s Old Trafford.

“It’s a tough, tough opponent, they press, they are so fast up front. Yeah, it’s Man United.”

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