The city of Manchester was abuzz as Manchester United and their city rivals clashed in a heated derby. United were determined to prove their worth as they sought to gain the upper hand in the rivalry. With Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford leading the charge, United managed to come out on top with a 2-1 victory. The team’s reliable defence was on full display as they managed to keep the formidable Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund quiet. The Norwegian was largely unmarked and failed to register a single shot on target as Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw kept him at bay. Despite the success, Shaw gave credit to the team for their feat, emphasizing that it was not just him and Varane but the whole team who defended so well. The Englishman also thanked the fans for spurring them on and making a fuss after Fernandes’ goal. Ultimately, the most important thing for United was the three points, and they managed to get it. With this victory, Manchester United have reaffirmed their position as the top team in the city.
Manchester United beat their city neighbors by two goals to one thanks to Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.
United looked doomed to defeat, but a turnaround in the late stages of the game saw them take pride of place in Manchester.
A hallmark of United’s game is how reliable they are in defence, and in this case it was reflected in how successfully the team neutralized Erling Haaland.
Holland has electrified for City since moving from Borussia Dortmund, scoring 27 goals for Pep Guardiola’s side in all competitions this season.
Against the “red devils”, however, the Norwegian kept quiet and did not pose a threat.
Halland was largely unmarked and failed to register a single shot on target as Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw kept him at bay.
However, A show downplayed his and Varane’s influence on Holland’s elimination from the game.
Instead, the Englishman gave credit to the team for the feat. Speaking during his post-match interview, Shaw said: “We’re very happy, I think we deserved to win.”
“In the first half we had a lot of chances and the next day we used them. “I’m very proud of the team and everyone who came out on the pitch today gave it their all.”
“I’m very proud of the team and everyone who came out on the pitch today gave it their all.” It’s not just me and Rafael [Varane], that’s the whole team. We defended so well.”
A show added that the most important thing, especially when playing against one of the best teams in the country, is the three points.
The defender thanked the fans for spurring them on and making a fuss after Fernandes’ goal.