The issue of racism in English football has hit the headlines again virtually a year to the day since City's Raheem Sterling was subjected to alleged racially abusive language and threatening and aggressive behaviour at Stamford Bridge that led to a Chelsea supporter being permanently banned.
"The top four is in sight but we just keep looking after our own results, keep trying to get the three points and keep improving". Now it is hard but we have to keep trying.
But with the Champions League now clearly the main priority it is the gap between his City side and the rest of Europe's big sides which is now a growing concern.
The Red Devils might have scored four or five goals on another day with Marcus Rashford particularly lively. [It is a shame] we still have to live with that in 2019.
"But hats off to Manchester United, whatever happens in January with the speculation, question marks over Ole, they were outstanding".
"I think for the way they play it's easier for them, they're not afraid to be with a defensive approach, they are not afraid to be at home and to take their time, to be in control of the emotions of the game and then lots of young people with lots of energy and with a good mentality".
"I think the way they play it's easier for them when they play against the teams that are better teams, teams that want more of the ball, teams that want to have the initiative of the game so I think they did well".
They play in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals later this month as they bid to win that competition for a third successive season. But that is the level we face. But beating Man City can only give the players confidence.
"So I am sure that City and the authorities will deal with it".
"It wasn't all about how they countered attacked, it was how they managed the game, got blocks in and showed personality".
"It's just natural, Man City and Liverpool are both incredible teams". We knew that but we didn't handle it as well as we could have. We have finished ninth in the last two seasons but today we looked like a top team.
"We've won back-to-back games against Spurs and City".