Manchester United is far from a competitive team, at least in the fight for the top of the Premier League. This was confirmed by the release of the Red Devils in the city derby and the dominance of City at Old Trafford, especially in the first half, which did not end with at least five balls in the home team's net, exclusively thanks to David De Gea.
Pep Guardiola's phenomenal game, according to the notes of Joao Cancello, who was unstoppable on the left side of City, gained a two-goal advantage by the break with Baily's own goal and Silva's goal turned out to be the only goals until the end of the match.
M For weeks, even months, there have been stories about the parting of United and the Norwegian strategist, who, despite the poor games of his team, did not hesitate to emphasize self-confidence, but also faith in the chosen ones, but the city derby was not an opportunity for Solskjaer to confirm his words on the field.
The modest betrayal of the home team, which did not have a solution for City's complete offensive from the first referee's whistle, could have resulted in a convincing lag after the first half, especially if we take into account that United's defense reaction in the seventh minute.
Eric Baily, in the style of center forward, matted his own goalkeeper and early shattered the dreams of the home crowd, who hoped that Solskjaer's company could start waking up against the city rival. After the leading goal of the Citizens, there were a number of opportunities for the guests.
De Gea had some good saves, but the Spanish goalkeeper capitulated for the second time in the 45th minute, thus practically resolving all dilemmas. The ball of Cancello from the left flank on the second post was welcomed by Bernardo Silva and he doubled the lead, so the players only had to calmly bring the game to an end.
The defending champion, at Old Trafford, came out in a now recognizable formation, without a classic striker and with practically seven players in the midfield, and the ultra-offensive approach brought the result from the first concrete threat.
A Although City found a rival early on, Cristiano Ronaldo's very good shot suggested a much more even duel than the one we had the opportunity to watch. The two-goal advantage was enough for the Citizens to go to the national team break before the second half, and the lullaby we have seen in the second half was finished at the end of the game with some good chances.