"And, to be honest, we have got a challenge on our hands to get there". Its insane to realise we are pretty much averaging 3 goals a game!
However, speaking on Sky Sports, Guardiola says it is still extremely early in the season to be making big judgments on his team. We concede so few and score so many that there is a real prospect of breaking even more records this season. The England forward was seen performing step-overs in the final seconds while being pursued by Marouane Fellaini and Alexis Sanchez.
"He makes some movement with the legs, we can avoid it", he said.
City were cruising to victory in the contest courtesy of goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan, whereas Anthony Martial managed United's goal from the penalty spot. Both are comfortable with the ball at their feet, and both are capable of aggressive, front-foot defending. "But after 2-1 we reacted well, we didn't concede and step by step we regained our game".
Defeat means United are as close to Cardiff in the relegation zone as league-leading City - a 12-point gap that was mentioned to Mourinho when asked whether their title hopes were over.
"I think it's hard when you have got players that aren't in form", he told Sky Sports.
"Before you know it, it's there and you think 'very impressive'".
"I don't go for stats, I go for what I felt and I watch in the game and the game was there until minute 80-something".
"It's attractive to watch and I'm sure our fans are so pleased with our performance". It's different than a bad performance.