Pep Guardiola is competing for the Premier League title against Arsenal after Man City lost to United

‘I don’t care about the Premier League – we can’t win’: Pep Guardiola is challenging Arsenal for the title after Man City lost to United in the derby…and quietly fumes over VAR’s role in Bruno Fernandes’ goal.

Pep Guardiola has admitted Manchester City “can’t” win the Premier League title – effectively handing the crown to Arsenal – after losing to Manchester United.

City advanced 60 minutes in the Manchester derby 189 thanks to a header from substitute Jack Grealish in the second half and seemed ready to temporarily reduce the difference against Arsenal.

But Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford scored twice in four minutes to seal a famous comeback for United and hand City their first Premier League defeat in two months.

A frustrated Pep Guardiola has clearly admitted that City cannot win the Premier League this season

A frustrated Pep Guardiola has clearly admitted that City cannot win the Premier League this season

It is also City’s second successive defeat in four days after they were surprisingly knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Southampton on Wednesday night.

The result leaves the defending champions five points behind Arsenal, who could extend their lead if they beat Tottenham in tomorrow’s north London derby.

United, meanwhile, remain just one point clear of their local rivals in third place.

Speaking full time, Guardiola was visibly frustrated and admitted his side could not retain the league title.

“I don’t care about the Premier League and the Carabao Cup, we can’t win,” De Kelly said on BT Sport.

“We win a lot, so it’s not a problem.”

The Spaniard was also unhappy with United’s controversial equalizer, which came after 78 minutes when Fernandes fired home after Rashford stepped down to allow him to grab Casemiro’s pass.

The goal was initially ruled out by assistant Stuart Atwell because the England striker was in an offside position.

Casemiro played the ball in behind and Marcus Rashford (circled) was clearly offside

With the England star not touching the ball Fernandes caught the pass to score

With the England star not touching the ball Fernandes caught the pass to score

However, the decision was overturned after the video assistant referee ruled Rashford He had no role in the goal because he failed to touch the ball.

“Well, Rashford is out of reach, Bruno Fernandes is not,” Guardiola said.

I don’t know if Rashford interfered and distracted our goalkeeper and defenders. The rule is the rule.

Speaking to BBC Sport, the City manager reiterated the point.

Guardiola insisted Fernandes' goal should not have stood but admitted it was difficult for referees to make such decisions.

Guardiola insisted Fernandes’ goal should not have stood but admitted it was difficult for referees to make such decisions “in these stadiums”.

Marcus Rashford is offside, Bruno Fernandes is not. Rashford distracted our goalkeeper and central defenders,” he said,

‘it is what it is. We know where to play. It’s hard for referees in these stadiums.

When asked about his team’s chances of winning the league, Guardiola replied:

The City manager appeared to be protesting to referee Stuart Atwell at the final whistle

The City manager appeared to be protesting to referee Stuart Atwell at the final whistle

In general, I have no regrets. I don’t care if we don’t win the Carabao Cup or the Premier League, we’ll try.

I don’t care when the team performs the way we play. It was exactly the same for the many years we spent here.

“There are a lot of points to play for and we have to play there. In every game we have to play. We always play in these kind of games and in other games we struggle a bit.

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