Marouane Fellaini pinpoints what went wrong for Manchester United vs City

by Tanveer Arayan


Marouane Fellaini has pinpointed what went wrong for Manchester United against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho’s side suffered a disappointing 2-1 loss in the Manchester derby, resulting in their first defeat of the season.

The Belgian international put in a solid shift from the midfield, but insists the club must focus on their Europa League clash with Feyenoord on Thursday.

“Everyone is disappointed today, which is normal after losing a derby, but this is the fourth game of the season and every team will lose games. We have to focus on the next game now and be ready,” he said.

“The first half was difficult, but we created chances as well and it could have been 2-2 at the end of the half, so I think that is not the problem. The problem was we needed to be more aggressive to win the first and second balls but we didn’t [do that]. However, the attitude was better in the second half.

“We didn’t have the aggression in the first half, but that doesn’t matter now. We have to focus on the next game and we have to win.

“We have to recover quickly because we have a game on Thursday and Sunday. The season will be busy because of those [Europa League] fixtures and we must now be ready for that.”

United’s second-half display against City was much improved after Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard were substituted off for Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera.

While it’s an embarrassing loss, it will serve as a lesson to Mourinho and his side as they head into a busy month of fixtures.

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