Manchester United Had More Shots On Target Against Their Own Goalkeeper Than Against Manchester City's
In a stat that sums up Manchester United's afternoon at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side managed to record more shots on target at David de Gea  than they did against Ederson .
That's right. Manchester United had more shots on target against their own goalkeeper than they did against their opponents.
With just seven minutes on the clock, Pep Guardiola's side - who dominated throughout in Saturday's Manchester derby - went 1-0 up against their local rivals thanks to a comical own goal from Eric Bailly.
:speaking_head: "Eric Bailly felt he had to go for it - with catastrophic results"
Manchester City go ahead early against Manchester United thanks to an own goal...
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:calling: #MUNMCI blog :point_right: https://t.co/umdg3ueH0l pic.twitter.com/giYJNGallo
- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 6, 2021
Then, just after the half-hour mark, United goalkeeper David de Gea was forced to make a brilliant stop from teammate Victor Lindelof, who almost scored another own goal.
33' Lindelof nearly scores an own goal... #mufc
- The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) November 6, 2021
City continued to make things looks incredibly easy and just before the half-time whistle, Bernardo Silva made it 2-0 as United struggled to contain the threat of Kevin de Bruyne and co.
To put United's struggles into further context, the Reds managed just one shot on target all game as their opponents recorded an emphatic 68 per cent possession.
It was another day to forget for United, who now sit in fifth place, eight points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Utd have had more shots against de gea than against ederson... This can't be real!- Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) November 6, 2021
21% of Man Utd's home defeats in PL history have come under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) November 6, 2021
#mufc approach: hope De Gea rescues them at one end and hope Ronaldo rescues them at the other. Neither hope transpired. Hopeless performance. No shape or belief. Can't keep going on like this. Solskjaer came in, steadied the ship post-Jose but now they're sinking. Time to go.
- Henry Winter (@henrywinter) November 6, 2021
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thanking his fans as he walks back into the tunnel :clap: pic.twitter.com/1nvX942FIx
- Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 6, 2021
Thoughts on that performance from United? Is it time for Solskjaer to go?
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