Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has admitted that the 4-2 derby day demolition inflicted by bitter rivals Man United “left a sour taste”.
The Argentina international scored both of his side’s goals yesterday, sandwiching four strikes from the hosts as the in-form Red Devils ran riot at Old Trafford.
Despite the disappointment of seeing the Blues’ torrid run of form continue – they have won just four of their last 15 games in all competitions – Aguero did reach a personal milestone, as his efforts were the 99th and 100th of his City career.
He took to social media site Twitter today to reflect on the game.
Yesterday left a sour taste. But I want to thank everyone for the congratulations on reaching 100 goals for City.
— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) April 13, 2015
Aguero and his team-mates now face a fight to simply secure qualification for the Champions League, having seen their faint hopes of retaining the Premier League title blown out of the water by Louis van Gaal’s side.
With six games remaining, the pressure on City manager Manuel Pellegrini has become intense, with the cash-rich club on the verge of ending the season without a piece of silverware for the first time since the 2012-13 campaign.
Pellegrini has one year remaining on his contract but whether he gets the opportunity to see out the deal remains to be seen.