Manchester United lost at home to Manchester City – International Soccer – Sports

With defensive gaps and inoperative in attack, the Manchester United (5th) suffered another disappointment in an important match when they lost the derby at home to him Manchester City, this Saturday on the eleventh date of the Premier League, further weakening the position of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. This defeat may leave the ‘Red Devils’ far from the top positions.

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With their 17 points they are already six of their neighbors ‘citizens’ (2nd), eight from the leaders Chelsea and five from Liverpool (3rd), two teams that have not yet played this day. So the comfortable victory in London against Totteham (3-0) and the draw not without fortune in extra time against Atalanta (2-2), on Wednesday in the Champions League, now seem like a brief mirage.

The same image as against Tottenham

The version offered this Saturday was more like that of Manchester United humiliated at home by Liverpool (5-0) two weeks ago. Solskjaer opted for a three-center system, interesting against City’s 4-3-3, but individual failures soon invalidated any argument in favor of that drawing.

To reinforce his defense, Solskjaer had to sacrifice an attacking man, placing Bruno Fernandes in support of
Cristiano Ronaldo and Mason Greenwood, but depriving themselves of the speed and verticality that Marcus Rashford or Jadon Sancho could provide.

Tightrope Solskjaer

And as Manchester City came out from the start with one more march and one more point of ambition, with suffocating pressure and constant increases from their sides, United soon saw that it would be difficult for them to get a positive result. And the good start of Guardiola’s men was joined by two dire defensive errors by the locals.

City opened the scoring with an own goal from Bailly, who was trying to clear a cross from Joao Cancello (7), before Bernardo Silva launched himself at the far post to reach a past center and sneak the ball between David De Gaea and her stick (45 + 1). But as seen on the pitch at Old Trafford, no one would have missed reaching the break with a 4-0, had it not been for De Gea’s saves against Gabriel Jesus (29) and Victor Lindelof, who almost scored on his own (33). .

The only chance to score worthy of the name for the hosts came with a volley from Ronaldo to which Ederson responded well (26). The second act was much calmer, with City giving the impression of not wanting to humiliate their neighbor. In any case, the two-week break due to international commitments will allow rivers of ink to flow on the future of a Solskjaer that once again has the sword of Damocles.





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