Pep Guardiola’s men racked up their 17th win on the bounce and went 10 points clear at the top after beating Everton 3-1.
Although the match was initially locked in, Pep’s men saw it through for an easy win and Guardiola was impressed.
“A real tough game, not perfect conditions, the winter time, and they are so physical as a team,” Guardiola told Amazon Prime.
“But a solid performance. The guys ran like we had to do and it’s three points.
“We had the quality up front but it always comes through the passes. When we arrived in the final third, we wanted to attack too quickly, we needed to be patient. The second goal is an example of that.
“Sometimes it’s fine, no problem, make an extra [pass], because at the end we have to try to get the players we play up front in better conditions to make the action.”
“Football is not defensive-offensive. You cannot win titles if you are not solid. It’s important we concede few chances. This is the most important thing,” he said.
“We cannot forget this team scored three goals at Old Trafford, five against Tottenham, so it’s a team that has ability up front to create chances. And we conceded few.”