Man United vs Man City summary: score, goals, highlights, Premier League 21/22
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All over, City win at a canter....
The best thing that can be taken away from today's game from a United perspective is the scoreline in a game that could have ended 0-5 for the Sky Blues. A og from Bailly and a poachers goal from Bernardo Silva after a defensive mess up from the United rear-guard epitomized the problems that United face.
Four minutes of time to be added.
CR7 carded as he takes out De Bruyne. Far from the best today from the man from Madeira.
Only the City fans audible now as many United supporters head for the exit.
Cty appeal for a spot kick as Telles collides with Jesus. No VAR and ref restarts the action.
Not a great time for United to head into the international break with the sour taste from today's game set to last some time. Inevitably, once again questions will be raised about Solskjaer's suitability to oversee the side.
Stones goes close and interesting to see no changes from Pep as the clock ticks towards the 90 minute mark
To be fair, a third City goal does look more likely than a response from the Red Devils.
Ironic chants of 'Ole,Ole give us a wave' from the City fans...
This defeat and performance will once again re-open that 'were United right to buy Cristiano' debate and it has to be said that apart from the first half volley, the Portuguese striker has offered little today.
Foden goes inches wide with a left footed effort, the ball grazes De Gea's post with the Spanish stopper well beaten
Van de Beek on for Fred.
.... having said all that ... one goal for United would really makes things interesting ....
City fans serenading their side with 'oles' as they pass the ball around with poise and purpose.
15' remain here in Manchester and difficult to see anyway back for United. City can turn on and off the tap when they want as they manages the game wonderfully.
Shaw still seems to be struggling as Alex Telles pulls on the red shirt and will replace Shaw who looks groggy as he leaves the pitch,
The Silva goal on the stroke of half time was really a body blow for United who were desperate to get into the dressing room with just one goal against. Very much the defining moment of this game so far.
City warming up a few subs on the sideline including Jack Grealish. Shaw needs to leave the pitch as Telles gets primed to make an entrance.
Shaw needs medical attention after getting a knock to the head.
Greenwood switches off and Gundogam skips in but drives the ball into the side netting. Greenwood it is who makes way for Rashford.
Rashford is poised to make an entrance....
City fans now making the loudest noise at Old Trafford. Not sure how today's showing will be recieved by the United board?
Less than 30' remain at Old Trafford and despite a better showing in the second half, Ederson has yet to be tested since the Cristiano volley twoards the end of the first period.
Greenwood finds space and drives wide .... better from United but City still look to be calm and in control.
The 0-2 scoreline is a strange one... City clearly on top but a goal for the home side could be the detonator in reviving United.
Silva carded for City after clipping CR7
Van de Beek starts to warm-up and gets a meek round of applause from the home fans.
Gundogan manages to out-muscle Lindelof and drives the ball across the face of the United goal. There really are echoes of the 0-5 game against Liverpool where you fear for United each time the opposing side maraude into the United half.
United enjoying more possession now and the Sancho sub. seems to give the home side an added dimension. The Red Devils really do need a goal now to try and secure a foothold back in the game.
Cancelo carded as he fouls Sancho
Off we go and an early goal essential for the home side's interests.
Sancho on for Bailly
The teams return to the pitch and things really can't get worse for United after a half that is below par.
Gooooool. City make it 0-2. A major cock-up between Shaw and Maguire as they both let the ball go .... Silva was alert and steers home from an acute angle.
Another City corner.... Rain starts to fall in Manchester (surprise, surprise) and despite the action on the pitch, the home fans remain in fine voice pushing their men forward.
Wan Bissaka finds Ronaldo and the Portuguese forward drives the ball straight at Ederson. The flag was up however....
The Norwegian coach will be keen to keep the scoreline down to just 0-1 at the interval and have his men re-group. The only consolation for United in this half is that it's just one goal that City lead by.
City rampant in possession too and just surprising that it's only 0-1 !
If time outs existed in football (soccer)....
De Gea once again saves United's bacon. This could be 0-4 if it wasn't for the Spanish stopper. Huge echoes of the home game against Liverpool today but in De Gea United have a keeper at the top of his game.
United almost score another og as Lindelof almost steers the ball into De Gea's net.
United giving the ball away cheaply is the really the Achilles heel for the home side.
Cancelo strikes and once again, De Gea is on hand to save well.
De Gea saves United as City go close twice with the Spaniard saving well from Jesus after De Bruyne had his shot deflected. United's rear guard is really, really suspect !
Cristiano strikes and delivers a stunning volley which Ederson does well to save after a Shaw assist from the left. First sparkle from the men in red and once again we see the Bruno-Cristiano tandem starting to kick in.
On the few times United do break forward, their build-up play is pedestrian and predictable.
Chants of 'Keano, Keano' ring out as Unted fans spot Old Trafford legend Roy Keane who is back at the 'Theater of Dreams' today working as a pundit.
City rob the ball and break at lightning speed and Maguire comes to United's rescue as he concedes the first corner of the day.
United attempt to move the ball around and Bruno is clipped and the move breaks down. City not giving their rival a second on the ball.
Cristiano yet to get on the ball. To be fair no-one in a red shirt has yet to grab a hold of this game with City playing at another tempo.
A palatable panic sets over Old Trafford every time City launch the ball into the United box. United have really yet to get into gear and City are very comfortable in the opening 15 minutes of action.
United really struggling to retain the ball with the City 'high press' really doing its job and denying the home side from getting a foothold back in the game.
Ronaldo takes a knock and the game is briefly held up. Long, long way to go but City look very lively today !
City go close as Gundogan almost puts the visitors ahead... in the next passage of play City score and it's Bailly who steers the ball into his own net. Once again poor defending from United is at the heart of the goal,
Free for United as Shaw delivers and Maguire heads wide ...decent chance for the home side as an early pattern of City dominating possession starts to emerge
Bernardo Silva with the first half chance of the game as the Portuguese weaves into the United box but drives the ball high and over De Gea's goal.
Michael Oliver is today's match official with both sides in their classic colours.
Off we go in Manchester, City get the game underway
The players also take the knee and remind us all that there is no room for racism in football or in society !
Before the game, a minute's silence will be observed for the fallen in the Great War.
The sides take to the pitch at a packed Old Trafford.
A win for United would pull the Old Trafford side level with their city neighbours and a solid performance against City today will see Ole pull through this tough fixture list where United faced Atalanta twice, the Liverpool game, Spurs away and the Manchester derby. One game could really dictate what the future lies in store for the Norwegian !
As kick-off looms, lets enjoy one of the most celebrated Manchester derby of recent times... Wayne Rooney on fire for the Red Devils!
A reminder of the teams should you just be joining us. Lindelof is back for United but no place for Cavani with the Uruguayan striker picking up a knock in Bergamo. Rashford was declared fit this morning and starts on the bench.
Jack Grealish has to be content with starting on the bench as Foden, Jesus and De Bryune lead the line for Pep's men.
- 1De Gea
- 5Harry Maguire
- 3Eric Bailly
- 18Bruno Fernandes
- 11Mason Greenwood
City's surprise 0-2 defeat at home last week in the Premier League to Palace blots the copybook somewhat for Pep Guardiola's side with a win imperative this afternoon if City are to stay in touch with Chelsea and Liverpool at the top of the table.
United fans will look to the last two results where a late CR7 strike earned a valuable Champions League point against Atalanta coupled with Saturday's solid win at Spurs and hope that the nightmare of the 0-5 Old Trafford drubbing to Liverpool can be swept under the carpet.
Ole on derby XI
The United boss spoke to MUTV ahead of the game and was happy to welcome the Swede (Lindelof) back in the fold and lamented the absence of striker Edinson Cavani
Premier League standings
This is how the top of the Premier League looks after ten games. City will be desperate for the win after the loss to Palace at home last week with the Sky Blues desperate to stay in touch with Chelsea and Liverpool.
CR7 arrives at Old Trafford
Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo as he arrives outside the stadium before the match
New winter ball to debut at Old Trafford
The Premier League unveiled the new 2021-22 winter hi-viz match ball earlier this week to a positive reaction with its unique comic book style getting a favorable reception via social media
Tyson Fury hyped pre-game
Well known Man United fan Tyson Fury is on his way to Old Trafford as the boxer posted a brief tweet with his entourage derby bound....'C'mon the Reds" was the Gypsy King's rallying cry
United-City key points
* United are unbeaten in their last four league games against City (W3 D1).
* City have won seven Premier League away games against United, the joint-most of any team at Old Trafford in Premier League history (tied with Liverpool).
* There have been eight red cards in 48 Manchester derby matches in the Premier League, with United's Cristiano Ronaldo the only player to have been sent off more than once in such fixtures.
Solskjaer rues Varane absence
Manchester United's France defender Raphael Varane has become an influential member of the team and his absence for up to five weeks with a hamstring issue represents a blow to the Premier League side, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday.
Varane, who completed a reported 34 million pounds ($45.76 million) move to United from Real Madrid in the close season, returned to the side following a groin injury in their 3-0 league win at Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday.
However, he sustained another problem in the first half of United's 2-2 Champions League draw at Atalanta on Tuesday.
"With all the technology now you expect him to be out for four or five weeks with the scans. It's a blow. Raphael has come in and been really influential," Solskjaer told reporters ahead of Saturday's derby clash at home to Manchester City.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Friday refused to get caught up in the hype surrounding the weekend derby at Manchester United, saying it was special for the fans but was not like playing in a semi-final or final.
City travel to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday, with Guardiola's side three points ahead of their rivals after 10 games.
Asked if it was the biggest game for him, Guardiola replied: "I don't think so, maybe for some people. We try to make every game important. Of course derbies are special for many sentimental issues but we want the same results".
Solskjaer v Pep
Norwegian boss Solskjaer has won four and drawn one of his eight clashes with Guardiola.
Hello and welcome to our live Pemier League action as Old Trafford is the venue for the first Manchester derby of the 2021/22 season with the action set to get underway at 08:30 ET.