Vincent Kompany: Man United 'never' threatened Man City in goalless derby

Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany said his side were not threatened by Manchester United in Thursday's goalless derby, but warned that they had to start killing off teams.

City had 19 shots to United's three, with Claudio Bravo having had to make only one save before leaving the pitch with an injury, and Kompany said the hosts were never in danger.

"We got a point -- it's not so bad, but we never felt like the game was difficult or they were a threat," he said. "It's happened a lot this season -- good games but just not the result."

Speaking to SFR, he added: "What doesn't worry me is that we're playing well -- we're dominating games.

"What worries me a little bit is that we're not managing to win. We have to learn how to kill off teams...we've dominated against all the big teams, I didn't think we were inferior."

Despite the ineffectiveness of United's attack, Kompany also had praise for Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

"They are lightning quick and, with a bit more experience, they are going to cause a lot more trouble," he added. "Today was just a case of having played so many games against fast strikers and knowing what to do.

"Rashford and Martial have so much ability. Experience gives you that bit of an advantage."

Kompany also refused to criticise United's Marouane Fellaini after his Belgium teammate aimed a head-butt toward Sergio Aguero.

"I don't get involved," the defender said. "He's my teammate ultimately, and whether he's red or blue I support him in every way."

Kompany added: "In principle, it's a better draw for us than for United, I would say, and the five games left, I think their matches are more difficult even though it's the Premier League, [where] there are never easy games.

"What I'm not worried about is that we're playing well, we control matches, we dominate matches, but what worries me a little bit is that we don't manage to win them for the moment."

When asked how he and the team feels: "Personally, I think I benefit a lot from my experience. I feel good, I feel comfortable, I don't think the matches are too difficult for me to approach, but I would like us to win a little more often. I'd also like us to have the bit between our teeth more often.

"I don't think there is any criticism to be made. The boys give their all, there are a lot of young guys in the team too, especially in the front line, but we have to learn quickly so that we can kill off these teams, because we really dominate games whether it be Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, all the games we have played against big teams this season, apart from one half at Arsenal, I don't see where we were inferior."

Jose Mourinho's United still trail their fourth-placed local rivals by a point in the race to qualify for the Champions League, but midfielder Michael Carrick saw the positives from the result.

"It's a point gained for us," he told Sky Sports. "We would love to come here and win the game and we aimed to do that. We thought we could catch them on the break.

"We did have a couple of chances. We were defending for large spells of the game, but did that very well and at the end there was a bit of excitement and a bit of a flurry and I thought we saw the game out very well.

Asked about Fellaini's red card, Carrick said: "It makes things a bit more difficult when you go down to 10. There wasn't too long left, but those six minutes felt a long time to see out. We managed to do that.

"It's a point. It's tight up there, but it's a point we can take from there and move on."

ESPN FC's France correspondent, Ian Holyman, contributed to this report.