Manchester City and United ended the first lockdown derby 0-0.
United saw a penalty overturned by VAR and City’s best chance fell to Riyad Mahrez who saw his shot well saved by David de Gea.
It was frankly, a bad performance. Pep and his men seemed to lack energy and did not attempt in the last 15 minutes. There was one shot total.
It was a play for a draw. At least a clean sheet and we have a good defense.
On to the reaction-
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“I don’t know the feeling at home, but here we know we can show more intensity but when you attack they can punish you on the counter.
“We would love to have more chances, but we did have one against one with Mahrez.
“We have to build from here. Without spectators it looks like it lacks intensity but from the touchline, I see the players fight.
“It’s a good point. I would like to win, but okay, it’s Old Trafford we cannot forget.
“They are so fast upfront. It’s Manchester United. Most parts of the game we were good. We lacked a little bit chances to score, but we were good.”
“We miss Sergio but for the last six months, not just today, he was injured a lot of times,” said the manager.
“One step at a time, he still isn’t fit. Other players are working hard. Today he had a problem in his stomach and couldn’t make a session. He was at home.
“Of course, we miss Sergio, he is the best striker in Manchester City’s history. In the next short time, we will go without him and I am sure when he is fit, he will be back.”
FULL-TIME | Nothing between them in the 183rd Manchester Derby.— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 12, 2020
0-0 #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re pic.twitter.com/iS2RCBnaUW
Of course there’s some room for improvements but it was a good game. well done, let’s keep pushing pic.twitter.com/4guhEPODN9— Fernandinho (@fernandinho) December 12, 2020
#ManchesterDerby pic.twitter.com/9K6DF9lqpm— Ferran Torres (@FerranTorres20) December 12, 2020