He did not even make that much fuss when the final whistle blew. That must hurt. No histrionics or touchline sprints necessary for Pep Guardiola this time.
It was almost matter of fact. He shook hands with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, hugged a few players and staff, shook hands with members of Manchester United’s staff, applauded City’s fans, and on to the next one.
Job done. That is what it is for Manchester City at Old Trafford now. A job. Another three points garnered, another flag planted on the way to the summit. Win at Burnley on Sunday and one might imagine the mood will be little different.