Summary of Manchester United's 1:2 victory over Manchester City in the derby (Sport1)
The Manchester derby was colored red today (Saturday) after United beat City 1:2 with goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.
The English striker, who is in amazing conquering form, was also at the center of things in the game against the champion, when in the first goal he was in a different position, but the referee and the VAR judges decided to confirm the goal despite the passive difference of the home player in red.
Convinced he would have stood out in Fernandez's goal.
Guardiola (Photo: GettyImages)
Pep Guardiola complained at the end: "Rashford was different, he drew the attention of the goalkeeper and the defenders. We are aware of where we played, it's not easy for the referees here. I don't care if we don't take the championship, but we will try. We won enough titles. We performed well today , we must not let what happened in the first goal affect us. We will focus on the next game against Tottenham."
Manuel Akanji, who was involved in Fernandez's goal, complained: "In this situation, I played to protect Rashford, but he still played and was part of the move until the last second. I understand that he didn't touch the ball, but it was unequivocally different."
The goal scorers in red in the derby.
Fernandez and Rashford (Photo: GettyImages)
Erik ten Haag, the coach of the winning team in the derby, concluded: "I think it was a great performance by us. In the first half we should have taken the lead, but then the substitution of Martial changed the game. The spirit of the team is huge, we have faith."
The Dutchman expressed his opinion about the goal in question by Fernandez: "I can understand the other side, but when you follow the rules, he did not interfere with the course of the game. It was a goal, Bruno came from the second line."
The Portuguese captain on his goal: "Rashford saw that I was in a better position to score. I didn't know if it was in a different position. It didn't affect one of the defensive players, that's what it is. We are an outstanding team."
Marcus Rashford scored his eighth goal in Manchester United's last seven games as his winning goal was his 27th in the Premier League to give the Red Devils three points.
He thus became the player with at least fifty goals in the league with the highest percentage of winning goals.
Alejandro Granacho who scored the goal for Rashford became at the age of 18 and 197 days the youngest to score a goal in a Manchester derby in the history of the Premier League.