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Manchester United vs Man City LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction today

Follow all the reaction from Old Trafford after the Premier League champions took all three points in the derby

Jamie Braidwood
Saturday 06 November 2021 16:39 GMT
Angry Guardiola says City success down to self-help

Under-fire Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces fresh scrutiny and pressure after Manchester City provided their latest Old Trafford humbling.

A fortnight on from the embarrassing 5-0 home humiliation at the hands of rivals Liverpool, the Red Devils fell to another one-sided defeat as they returned to the scene of the crime for the 186th Manchester derby.

Pep Guardiola’s men cruised to a victory far more comfortable than the 2-0 scoreline suggested, but Eric Bailly’s own goal and a preventable Bernardo Silva effort was enough to ease past United.

Solskjaer had called the loss to Liverpool the darkest day of his near three-year reign and the manner of this loss to their neighbours will lead to renewed pressure during the international break.


Full time: Man United 0-2 Man City

Roy Keane said he felt “sorry” for Manchester United’s players and questioned whether they had the personality to play for the club after they were beaten 2-0 by rivals Manchester City.

Speaking on Sky Sports after the match, former United captain Keane said Solskjaer must take “responsibility” for the defeat, while also launching a scathing attack on the United players for their performance.

“I’d like to go in hard on the United players but today I’m feeling sorry for them. I think some of them aren’t up to playing for Manchester United, particularly at home.

“This team doesn’t fight. I wouldn’t say they threw the towel in because that’s tough to square at any team, but they don’t have that desire and fight to stay in there.

“This team doesn’t have personality. There’s only one yellow card today, for Ronaldo. I’m not saying go and get seven or eight, because that doesn’t win you matches, but it is a derby game. You have to show some emotion.

“After watching them today, I understand why fans would want to leave after an hour.”

Roy Keane questions ‘personality’ of Manchester United players after derby defeat

‘I’d like to go hard on them but today I just feel sorry for them, they don’t have what it takes to play for Manchester United’

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 16:20

Full time: Man United 0-2 Man City

Pep Guardiola, speaking to Sky Sports after his side beat Manchester United 2-0 at Old Trafford.

“I am so demanding, we are so demanding for ourselves but I am very pleased. This is the game we needed. They [Manchester United] are so dangerous. That is why we had a game with a lot of control. If you let them run at Old Trafford it is a little bit like Anfield. They are built for that.

"We played the game we needed today. You have to play quick, to move the ball and do the touches every player need but also try to put the ball in the pocket. The game was 2-0 and everything was comfortable.

“Right now Chelsea are unstoppable. We know we cannot drop much points to be close to them but against the big six we performed well.

"The most important thing is we came to Old Trafford and can say these guys played good. This is what I am happy the most after six years here. We tried to play our game."

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Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 16:05

Full time: Man United 0-2 Man City

Solskjaer added that his United side look a long way off Manchester City and being able to challenge for the Premier League title.

“At the moment we are but we have to get back to how we started to look like,” he added.

“We started to look like a proper team towards the end of last season and the start of this season. We have to get back to that.

“When they got the first goal, it was always going to be difficult anyway but being 1-0 down was hard. David kept us in the game with some god stops then they scored a goal they always score.

“They played well, they don’t give you opportunities to win the ball off them. We were not at our level or standards.

“We didn’t trust ourselves with the all, we didn’t pass as well as I know they can do and we didn’t find the angles. Sometimes that’s also the team you are playing against>”

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Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 15:49

Full time: Man United 0-2 Man City

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come out firing after his side’s latest home defeat, and is looking ahead to the fixture against Watford that follows the international break.

“I have good communication with the club all the time which is up front and honest. I work for Man United, I want the best for Man United. As long as I am here I want to improve this,” he adds.

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 15:41

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer changes but questions remain the same at Manchester United

Mark Critchley reports on a United approach which backfired in another damaging derby defeat, and one which piles the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“If Solskjaer’s tenure began as a glorious, nostalgia-fuelled throwback to 1999, the flux capacitor is now busted. The eight league and cup defeats at Old Trafford this calendar year is the most they suffered since 1989. United have now not kept a clean sheet at home for 14 games, their longest run since 1959. A club enamoured by its own history is repeating it, only in all the wrong ways.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer changes but the questions remain the same at Manchester United

The United boss changed his approach from the defeat to Liverpool but still suffered another deeply chastening result to only add to the mounting pressure around his future

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 15:29

Full time: Man United 0-2 Man City

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 14:55

Full time: Man United 0-2 Man City

Here are the player ratings from Old Trafford. There are a couple of threes and plenty of fours for the hosts, while City had six players who scored eight or above.

You can find out who scored what, below.

Player ratings from Manchester United vs Man City

Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City: The Portuguese dazzled in an all-round display and scored a crucial second on the stroke of half time

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 14:46

Full time: Man United 0-2 Man City

What’s worse than anger from Roy Keane? Pity.

“ I feel sorry for them,” he adds on Sky Sports. “They’re just not up to what it takes to play for Manchester United. They don’t have the desire or the fight. They don’t have personality. I would understand why fans would want to leave after an hour.”

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 14:43

Full time: Man United 0-2 Man City

Roy Keane says today’s defeat “feels worse” than the 5-0 against Liverpool two weeks ago.

“City were happy to keep the ball and they toyed with United. They were so poor. There’s a difference in class and it was men against boys.

“Fred, McTominay, they’re not good enough. I wasn’t surprised to see Bailly’s own goal, he’s so erratic. Ole has to take responsibility. He needs to get more out of these players.”

Graeme Souness adds: “They got a shock to the system a couple of weeks ago, and that’s another one. It’s a horrible 90 minutes if you are a United player. It’s a reminder of how far away they are. If you’re a United supporter that’s a wake-up call that they are miles away from where they want to be.

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 14:41

FULL TIME: Man United 0-2 Man City

The end result was not as bad as Liverpool, but so much of the performance was arguably worse.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had actually set out to set up defensively and make it hard for Manchester City, but it was one of the easiest games Pep Guardiola could have hoped for this season. It was a 2-0 that could have been a 5-0 pretty much whenever the champions wanted. All of Crystal Palace, Brighton, Burnley and Southampton gave City a much tougher game.

That should give the Old Trafford hierarchy an easy decision now, but this is the modern Manchester United. Some may even make the argument that it was only 2-0 and wasn’t too bad.

Read the rest of Miguel Delaney’s report, here:

Man City show their class and how far Manchester United are behind them

Manchester United 0-2 Man City: An own goal from Eric Bailly and another from Bernardo Silva sealed all three points for the champions

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 14:36

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