Manchester United established and cemented their dominance over Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday, defeating them 2-0. Goals from Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay did the trick for the Red Devils with both of them requiring the credit of awful errors from City’s goalkeeper Ederson.
The Sky Blues did have a goal from Sergio Aguero but VAR ruled it out as the Argentine striker was found to be a fraction offside.
The win was also an exceptionally dominating one numerically for the Red Devils who have now done the League double over their noisy neighbors for the first time in a decade and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer winning against City’s gaffer Pep Guardiola for the third time this season.
In fact, the most adequate response to the win can be seen in the face of Sir Alex Ferguson who just couldn’t stop smiling after the full-time whistle.
Ferguson was the first to combat the rise of City over a decade ago when the Mancunian side were taken over by a big-money Abu-Dhabi move. During his final years of managing United, City posed the biggest threat to United and it will certainly be special for the legendary gaffer to witness such a convincing win.
His protégé Solskjaer has certainly done an incredible job at engineering such a win, which is in line with the generally brilliant top-six showings so far this campaign.
Speaking after the game the Norwegian gaffer stated: “I haven’t beaten Pep three times, my players have. I do believe in my ability to improve the team.”
He goes on to add: “We feel we are improving as a squad and a team. We feel the fans want us to do well and they see what we are doing, so it is getting better and better. But we are still fifth. We need points to catch Chelsea and Leicester, so need to keep plugging away.”