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Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City: Post-match analysis

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Manchester City thrashed Manchester United by 2-0 at Old Trafford stadium thanks to an own goal from Eric Bailly and another one scored by Bernardo Silva late into the first half. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side displayed a lacklustre performance against a sublime Pep Guardiola’s side and only managed one shot on target throughout the game. The Red Devils looked tactically naive against the Citizens and could not find a way out to threaten the opposition goal. 

Following this result, United have slipped down to sixth place with 17 points in 11 Premier League games and on the other hand, City is currently second in the league with 23 points in as many games. 

Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City:

After an astonishing performance on Saturday afternoon, Manchester City has now won more Premier League away games against Manchester United than any other team in this competition with eight victories. 

Meanwhile, the Red Devils are now without clean sheets in the last 14 games in all competitions at Old Trafford. The last time they had this bad run of form at home was back in 1958-1959 where they failed to keep clean sheets in 21 consecutive matches. 

In recent times, the away team have had the last laugh in this fixture as nine of the last 12 games were won by the away side. 

Meanwhile, after the game, Solskjaer has admitted that his team were nowhere near their best level and it was a tough result for his team. He said on the club’s website:

“It’s disappointing, of course. It’s hard to talk at the moment. We play against a good team, don’t forget that, but we were nowhere near what our standards and levels can be and that’s something we have to get back to. We’ve got to go back to being on the front foot, be more aggressive, maybe circumstances have made us a little bit more cautious and passive.” 

Manchester City boss Guardiola has said that they were in complete control of the game apart from the first few minutes in the second. He said on the club’s website:

“Except for ten minutes in the second half, the other 80 minutes we had it absolutely under control. Some games we were good but not for as much longer like Saturday was, it’s the game where we controlled (things) more specifically. We know each other better, we know the opponent better, and we need the ball to play good.”

The upcoming fixtures for both teams:

Manchester United will be travelling to Watford to encounter Claudio Ranieri’s side and Manchester City will welcome Everton at Etihad Stadium after the international break. 

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