"Hopefully they can make good decisions for both sides and (it will) be a good game - all England, all parts of Europe are going to watch us, that is the most important pleasure".
David Silva and Sergio Aguero handed the hosts a two-goal buffer before Anthony Martial's second-half penalty gave the visitors hope.
"Of course, we missed him [Pogba]", said the Portuguese.
"I am happy to be out there; we have great centre-backs and even Joel is not even on the bench and that says a lot about our squad as well". "We played like: "I don't want to lose the ball" but not the intention to attack or to do something. If he is winning, me as a fan, I don't think I would be angry - if he is winning trophies and bringing results".
"When a goalkeeper makes a mistake, there is no one to save the goal".
After being told the official supports Altrincham, Guardiola said: "So no problem". I know the club haven't bought a player for my position, so they try to shield me as much as possible.
"The game", he said, "was open in a week when they play three home games and have 6-1, 6-0 victories, relaxed, everything nice and easy and we play two matches away, hard where the second was like a final against one of the best teams in Europe where we give everything physically, mentally".
Manchester United's Juan Mata clashes with Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling towards the end of the match. But Fernandinho insisted they were just playing patiently in a bid to break through United's defence.
In fact, this is the first time since 1977-78 that United have a negative goal difference after 12 games of a top-flight season - Baccara were top of the charts with Yes Sir, I Can Boogie. We understand that, but last season we lost the derby and won the league, so the three points is important.