WATCH: Manchester United Huge Defensive Blunders Gift Manchester City Winning Goals in Derby

Published 11/07/2021, 1:51 AM EST
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Manchester United lost to Manchester City in their derby match and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team is on the verge of dropping to 10th place on the table. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team lost the match 0-2 in the end because of two defensive errors.

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Courtesy of an own goal by Eric Bailly, City went ahead in the seventh minute of the match at Old Trafford. Joao Cancelo put in a cross from the left flank, which was turned into David de Gea’s net by the Ivorian’s outstretched leg.

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City started attacking the goal from thereon. The Spanish goalkeeper made a few more astonishing saves. Unfortunately for the red half of Manchester, he couldn’t keep out Bernardo Silva’s meek strike just before halftime.

Luke Shaw’s error gives Manchester City a second goal in the Manchester Derby

This time around, Luke Shaw was the guilty party as he let the ball run to Bernardo Silva, just on the edge of the six-yard box. All Silva did was poke the ball inside De Gea’s near post. Despite him having covered the angle, the Spaniard couldn’t keep the ball out.

From that point on, City managed the match professionally and didn’t let United get a hold of the ball. City was in cruise control in the second half. They kept United at bay with nothing on offer for Bruno Fernandes or Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Manchester United and their prospects in the Premier League

United are currently sixth in the Premier League table at the time of writing, but they have played one game more than their counterparts below them. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics don’t seem good enough for the English top-flight as this great squad is underachieving by a lot.

Right now, the Norwegian still has his job, but United is reportedly looking at Erik Ten Hag and Zinedine Zidane for the job. Antonio Conte was a viable option a little while ago, but he joined Tottenham Hotspur last week after they sacked Nuno Espirito Santo after a horrible start to the season.

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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