Manchester United VS Manchester City (Old Trafford)
A Manchester Derby surely this was gonna be a huge game. Man. United host the defending English Champion Manchester City at the Theatre of Dreams (Old Trafford).
Manchester United have already won against Man. City this season when these two teams met back in December beating Man City 2-1 at Etihad.
The Red Devils have a great chance to do a double over Man. City and take a step closer to finishing in the Top 4.
Man United are expected to win this game as their recent form has been too good as compared to Manchester City who is very Consistent with their form Currently. Bruno Fernandes will be the star player to watch out for picking up back to back the man of the match awards for Man.United.
Manchester United:-David de Gea,Maguire, Shaw, Lindelöf, Matic, Fred, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, James, Fernandes, Martial.
Substitutes– Ighalo, Bailly, McTominay
Substitutes:- Jesus, Mahrez, Mendy
It was a great Electric atmosphere at old Trafford, But it became more electric when Anthony Martial opened the Scoring for Man.United in the 30th Minute of the game through a cheeky Chip from Bruno Fernandes, during the free-kick which was just won outside the box.
Martial scored on a volley beating Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson on the near post, although Ederson could have done better with that shot.A great assist from Bruno Fernandes this man has been the key player for Man.United in all goals and build-ups since he has arrived.
Manchester United looked more Positive and treating going forward and they were rewarded in the end with a 1-0 lead at half time. They could have scored more with the type of chances they have created. They will look to do the same in the Second half.
Pep Guardiola Man surely will look to revitalize in the second half. In the 47th Minute, Sergio Aguero breaks clear and he put the ball in the back of the nets,but VAR had different plans the goal was disallowed due to offside.
In the 50th Minute Ederson error, a back pass and Antony martial nearly scored his second, but in the end, it was cleared by Ederson very near to the goal.
Manchester United still looked the most dangerous one and more likely to score especially in counter-attacks. They had more shots on target than City.Pep Guardiola team felt the pressure again.
When another mistake from Ederson in the 96th Minute of the Match gave united the 2nd goal. Ederson mistiming his throw straight to a united player Scott McTominay who scored from 30 yards out while Ederson was out of his goal and it landed straight in the back of the nets.
Manchester United win the match against the noisy neighbors.Man.united did a double for the first time in 10 years.
This is what ole have to say about the match
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sky Sports: “The desire, attitude, commitment, connection between fans and players pleased me most.
“At times we pressed them, pushed them back, we tried to be aggressive.
“We made them make mistakes and we are happy with the result.
“Anthony and Bruno have hit it off. It is a privilege to be a manager of a squad with this attitude. You can’t ask for more. They are going to improve as players as well.
“Those little things will come but it is a privilege and they want to listen to advice. For our players to beat a team like Manchester City is fantastic, I am delighted for them.”
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Manchester City suffered their third defeat of the season. In response Pep Guardiola said
“In the first half we need to be a little bit more aggressive in the final third.. [Ilkay] Gundo[gan] and Bernardo needed more aggression in their position but in the second half, we did it a little bit better. In general, we played well and congratulations United on the victory “
“When the points are what we have and we are the distance from the first I accept it because the opponent is so good.
“We are not far away. At the end of the season with the club, we are going to talk about what the situation is and we will see.”
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