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David de Gea ensures Manchester United take point in draw with Manchester City

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When Ole Gunnar Solskjær declared his intention to bounce back from Manchester United’s Champions League elimination, he had a derby win in mind. He had won three out of five previously as the club’s manager against City. Another one would begin the healing process after the damaging defeat at RB Leipzig.

Solskjaer had to settle for less, but it was still something, and a result that served to take the sting out of a heated week. He would have been happy with a point at half-time after City created a few good chances, with the best being a one-on-one for Riyad Mahrez against David de Gea. The United goalkeeper had been one of the villains of Leipzig, but there was redemption for him here when he made an instinctive block.

Continue reading…When Ole Gunnar Solskjær declared his intention to bounce back from Manchester United’s Champions League elimination, he had a derby win in mind. He had won three out of five previously as the club’s manager against City. Another one would begin the healing process after the damaging defeat at RB Leipzig.Solskjaer had to settle for less, but it was still something, and a result that served to take the sting out of a heated week. He would have been happy with a point at half-time after City created a few good chances, with the best being a one-on-one for Riyad Mahrez against David de Gea. The United goalkeeper had been one of the villains of Leipzig, but there was redemption for him here when he made an instinctive block. Continue reading…