Jose Mourinho’s made the short trip to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon looking to stop Manchester City from winning the Premier League title under Pep Guardiola for the first time.
Manchester City were 2-1 winners at Old Trafford back in December following goals from Nicolas Otamendi and David Silva.
The Citizens looked on course to secure another victory over their bitter rivals after Manchester City scored twice in the first half thanks to goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan.
However, club record signing Paul Pogba scored twice to level the Manchester derby before Chris Smalling netted the winner from a corner to deny Manchester City the title for another week.
The club record signing was still disappointed despite their impressive comeback given Manchester United are 13 points adrift of Manchester City in the title race.
“It obviously feels great to score two goals but it’s an even better feeling to win against Manchester City and not let them win today against us in their own stadium,” Pogba told Sky Sports.
“I feel very happy but there is one side of me that is disappointed too because, with a performance like we had in the second half, if we had done this all season, I think we would be fighting for the title with City or we’d be just in front of them.
“This is football. It happens. And we have to carry on like this, we’re learning. I’m very happy today.”
Pogba returned to Manchester United in an £89m deal from Serie A giants Juventus in the 2016 summer transfer window.
The Red Devils haven’t won the title since 2013.
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