The first Manchester Derby ended in a draw in the Premier League while the second Manchester Derby in the Carabao Cup ended in City’s favour. Goals from John Stones and Fernandinho ensured that Manchester City went into the finals of the Carabao Cup. In April they will play against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur in order to defend their title for a fourth successive time.
Established by now that Manchester United is dependent on Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes is carrying Manchester United right now and no one can say otherwise as his influence is all over the match. From burying penalties with robotic precision to getting assists with intelligent choices, Manchester United win matches whenever he is playing well. This match was an example of what happens when Bruno Fernandes has an off day. His passes were misplaced or overhit and he couldn’t find Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford with his passes and as a result United couldn’t score goals.
Such dependence on a player is dangerous and players need to start carrying the burden equally. This is why Liverpool never won any trophies from 2010 to 2018 as there was a player carrying them in each season. From Steven Gerrard to Luis Suarez to Philippe Coutinho to Sadio Mane, all these players carried the club at one point of time. Now the burden has been distributed and the entire team is carried by all the players. This is what Ole Gunnar Solksjaer must drill into his team.
Manchester City will play Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup final in April and it is another battle between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho. This is one of the most heated rivalries and is as exciting as watching the Manchester Derby or El Clasico.