Despite being quite proactive, Manchester United still could not make a difference in the Manchester derby. Not only that, they also faced a turbulent situation when Rodri had a hanging ball to find Kyle Walker’s position in the penalty area.
The Citizens captain immediately threw a reverse header for Phil Foden to finish. The shot forced Andre Onana to block, and Erling Haaland rushed in to shoot the ball, but Harry Maguire promptly blocked it, thereby saving Man Utd a visible loss.
Witnessing this heart-stopping situation, former player Gary Neville commented:
“It looked like a real strike.
The pass from Rodri was excellent. It was a strange save by Onana and you think Haaland must score. But this player seemed a bit hesitant.”
Man Utd is currently showing a quite reasonable playing style. They continuously pressed their opponents and created a few notable opportunities. But the goal to break the deadlock has not yet come.
Truong Son | 22:20 October 29, 2023