Manchester United made another surprise appearance at the Manchester Derby yesterday by beating Pep Guardiola’s men even though they were not seeded. Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself admitted that he was very happy and then praised his players.
As is known, Manchester United visited the Etihad Stadium on Sunday night WIB (07/03) to play the Premier League continued match against Manchester City.
In fact, ahead of the duel, Manchester City are in a positive trend with 21 consecutive wins in all competitions. On the other hand, MU has never won in their last three matches.
Naturally, when the public then championed Pep Guardiola’s men to win the match. But who would have thought, the Red Devils even opened a quick lead through the execution of a penalty from Bruno Fernandes at the start of the first half.
The referee gave the penalty to the host after Anthony Martial was violated in the forbidden box. Score 0-1 advantage Manchester United lasted until the first half ended.
In the second half, Manchester United immediately kicked off again, this time through Luke Shaw’s goal, the score became 0-2. City Try to reply with the remaining time of the match but the scoreboard does not change until the game ends.
Manchester United also came home with a happy face, as did manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who seemed very satisfied with the performance of his players from the first to the last minute.
“This is fantastic. “That start of course set the tone for the game and after one minute we got a penalty and a goal,” said Solskjaer as quoted from Manchester United’s official website.
In particular, Solskjaer paid tribute to French striker Anthony Martial. Even though he did not score a goal in that match, his performance deserves appreciation and even deserves an award as man of the match.
“After being positive! Anthony gets the ball and looks forward, he goes into the box. Think positive, that’s what we want from our players,”
“I am happy for all the players and especially Anthony, who is having a hard time. I think he is the Man of the Match.” he continued