Manchester City swept over Manchester United with a 2-0 win at the Old Trafford and piled up pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester United had started the game without the services of Raphael Varane and Edinson Cavani and had struggled to connect 3 passes together at the start of the match. They looked completely clueless when the visitors implemented the high press tactics.
Bailly Scores An Own Goal In The Horrible Manchester United Derby Defeat
They fell behind in just 7 minutes when Cancelo crossed the ball into the ball and Eric Bailly dived and deflected the ball into his own net.
It was comfortable for the reigning Premier League champions as Pep Guardiola’s puffer jacket while David De Gea made brilliant saves to keep out Gabriel Jesus’s goalbound strike, an effort from Kevin De Bruyne, and two shots from Cancelo.
Manchester City kept a high percentage of possession and was rewarded for it on the stroke of HT when Bernardo Silva converted Cancelo’s cross from an extremely tight angle. Maguire and Shaw had completely switched off and had let the ball go to Silva.
Manchester United’s only chance of note in the first period was a Cristiano Ronaldo volley which was saved by Ederson.
Solskjaer put on Jadon Sancho for Bailly at the break, switched to a back four, and later brought on Marcus Rashford and Donny Van De Beek.
It resulted in United having more of the ball but Bruno Fernandes was still creating nothing and the game resembled a training match at times.
Phil Foden hit the post in the closing stages as City held on comfortably to take the spoils in the 186th derby to move up to second in the table while United stay fifth.