"We have to try to finish second".
"It makes me feel they are doing so, so well that they are not letting others come close to them", he said.
City failed to add to Danilo's first-half screamer at Turf Moor and were pegged back by Johann Berg Gudmundsson's goal in the 82nd minute.
The goal proved out to be the last of the game as Burnley continued to dominate in the concluding minutes of the game and didn't give any chance to City from there to score as the visitors went back with just one point.
"At the moment the fight is open for third, second, fourth, sixth but practically closed for first".
"I can not say we, Tottenham or Chelsea are doing bad because the points we have are very reasonable, but Manchester City started strong, and kept doing strong, and managed to win matches they didn't deserve - I give credit - with that last push of the last-minute goal, the winning goal in extra time. We are sad for the dropped two points but to come here and play the way we played is nearly impossible", he said. We are 15 ahead.
But he said United's remaining league games were also important if only to prepare the players for a more sustained title challenge next season. We can not deny how complicated it is playing at Burnley. "We have games against Arsenal, Tottenham, United, Chelsea.it's definitely not over".
"Mendy is much, much better". I think in two months, maybe March, he will be available and start to train with us. He was the only one to renew his contract at the end of the season when it ran out. If I believe and he believes he can play then he will get some minutes. City are more than capable of putting the Clarets to the sword late on as they understandably tire but I favour a one or two nil score-line and I'd rather player Aguero in the First and Last Goalscorer markets at 13/5. "I have a little idea about the players who are going to join us in the States but we are going (to) see".