Former Manchester City star, Pablo Zabaleta has said that his former side defeated Manchester United on Sunday because they (City) had more quality in all areas.

Manchester City clashed with rivals, Manchester United, at the Etihad in the Premier League on Sunday.

City took the lead after just 12 minutes with three-time Premier League winner, David Silva, finishing from close range with a right-footed effort.

Zabaleta told Sky Sports that it was clear right from the half time the difference in quality between the two teams.

Zabaleta said:-

“I thought it was what we expected, the game we mentioned before the game”.

“Two different styles of play between Man United and Man City.

“Man City have been dominating the first half.

“I think the quality, the difference between both clubs, is unbelievable.

“They’ve got so much quality on the ball but off the ball the way they press is just unbelievable.”

Zabaleta, who now plays for West Ham, also pointed out that City could have scored more before half time.