Man of the Match: Man Utd vs Man City (Premier League)


“We could have won it. I’m very happy with the attitude, the spirit and the recovery made from Tuesday night.’ So stated Ole following yesterday’s derby match at Old Trafford. Our previous, last meeting with City was the final match at Old Trafford with fans present, before COVID-19 restrictions began to take place. This encounter was also be played behind closed doors due to the wider regulations, even if last weekend’s win at West Ham was in front of 2,000 supporters as London is currently in a lower tier of the Government’s rules.


In truth Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics  seemed to be of not risking losing the game due to more inept defending. However having said that Pep Guardiola’s game plan was also  conservative, the result being a drab nil-nil draw with few clear cut chances from each side.


Ole felt captain Harry Maguire was probably the star performer, with a commanding display at the heart of the defence. I agree that the skipper was the Man of the Match. The United captain dominated the majority of his duels and looked assured throughout, coming up with key blocks from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne shots. He also headed narrowly over from a corner.

The only real winners from this were Liverpool and Tottenham, who remain at a safe distance at the summit, the draw leaving United and City four and five points, respectively, off these two leading sides ahead of their games today.


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