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Iheanacho admits he turned to leave Old Trafford before #ManchesterDerby kick-off

KELECHI IHEANACHO admits he headed the wrong way out of Old Trafford before kick-off – but ended up turning in the winner for City in the Manchester derby.

Pep Guardiola secured the bragging rights over United boss Jose Mourinho as Nigeria striker Iheanacho netted after Kevin De Bruyne had pounced to give City the lead.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic fired in after a Claudio Bravo handling clanger to give United hope, but Iheanacho’s strike ultimately proved the decisive strike.

When Sky Sports put it to him he nearly left the ground before kick-off, the starlet smirked: “Yes.

“It was about being in the right place at the right time.

“It means all because it is a dream come true to play in the Manchester derby and get the winning goal.

“I’m very, very happy for everyone and the fans who came to support us.

“It was a great day for me and the fans And the team as well. We’re happy.”

Belgian ace De Bruyne struck the opener from an Iheanacho flick-on as he got Daley Blind flat-footed in United’s defence.

The playmaker said: “It is more than three points for the fans it’s just three points for us.

“It feels very good. Obviously a very hard game and very intense.

“I think both teams showed their quality and what their skill set is and the second half was more difficult than the first because they played very powerfully, with a lot of long balls and they are much stronger physically and in the air.

“I think we coped well but we just missed the goal in the goal in the second half and we’re very happy.

“It changed a little bit when they scored because they were excellent.

“We had to adapt a little bit to their style of play in the second half but we fought until the end.”

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