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Manchester United Had More Shots On Target Against Their Own Goalkeeper Than Against Manchester City's

Jack Kenmare

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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 [2] than they did against Ederson [1].

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.

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.

Image credit: PA
Image credit: PA

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.




Thoughts on that performance from United? Is it time for Solskjaer to go?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester City, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Jack Kenmare
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