Pogba warns City that United will not give up the chase

Manchester United is motivated in its Premier League pursuit of Manchester City, says Paul Pogba, after it cut the gap to 12 points.

"We're not looking to the past, we're looking to the next games. We just want to catch City, win the points that we lost and that's it."   -  Getty Images

Paul Pogba insists Manchester United has not given up hope of hauling in Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

Jose Mourinho's team trimmed the gap at the summit to 12 points with a 3-0 win over Stoke City on Monday night after its rival suffered a first top-flight loss of the season at Liverpool over the weekend.

Pogba was influential throughout, laying on fine first-half goals for Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial against the struggling Potters, before Romelu Lukaku put the destination of the points beyond doubt 18 minutes from full-time.

"Obviously you see Manchester City are in front of us and they lost their first game," Pogba said after being named man of the match on Sky Sports.

"We always want to catch them so it was good for them to lose

"But we have to think about ourselves and think about winning because we have lost a lot of points.

"We're not looking to the past, we're looking to the next games. We just want to catch City, win the points that we lost and that's it.

"We need to focus on ourselves, keep winning and I think we will be okay."