City Win A Huge Title Boost While United Crisis Deepens

  • City Win A Huge Title Boost While United Crisis Deepens

City Win A Huge Title Boost While United Crisis Deepens

Having previously performed heroics season after season, David de Gea's struggles continued as a far superior Manchester City moved a step closer to retaining their Premier League crown on enemy territory, exposing Manchester United's flaws and giving a clear indication of how far they have fallen.

During his time in Manchester, De Gea has won the Premier League title, the FA Cup, and the League Cup, as well as being part of the squad that ran to Europa League victory in 2017 though it was his deputy Sergio Romero who was granted the starting berth throughout that particular tournament, and featured in the PFA Team of the Year more than any other Premier League goalkeeper.

And, as a result, we got a true indication of where United are at, and without De Gea in top form to paper over the gaps, United's reality is that going toe-to-toe to title contenders is just not their game anymore.

United keeper David De Gea then could have done better for the second goal, which was scored by German Leroy Sane.

Guardiola said: "We play with a lot of pressure. Fortunately we made an incredible second half".

Another said: "De Gea doing God's work to stop Satan and Liverpool, you love to see it".

"We've got to stick together and the odd reality is we're still in with a shout for top four".

"He's a human being who cares about his football and playing for Manchester United". That's why they're top of the league and we're where we are.

United keeper De Gea should have done much better to keep the effort out as the ball ricochet off his right foot and into the back of the net.

Fernandinho was substituted at halftime for goalscorer Sane.

However, United are understood not to be open to De Gea's demands, throwing the Spaniard's future at the club into sharp speculation.

Guardiola's positive change was instantly rewarded when Bernardo cut inside onto his favoured left foot and beat De Gea at his near post.

Manchester United will look to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak to replace David De Gea if their number one leaves this summer, according to a report.