Each of the sport’s objectives — an personal aim from defender Eric Bailly, earlier than Bernardo Silva turned in a cross on the stroke of halftime — got here within the first half, piling extra strain on United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The outcome sees Metropolis transfer as much as second within the league desk, whereas United, which has now solely received certainly one of its previous six Premier League video games, stays fifth.
“They performed nicely, in fact, they do not offer you alternatives to win the ball off them, so some reward has received to go to them,” Solskjaer informed Sky Sports activities.
Metropolis took the lead after simply seven minutes when Bailly deflected Joao Cancelo’s cross into the United aim.
The house facet’s greatest likelihood of equalizing got here on 26 minutes when Cristiano Ronaldo had a strong volley saved by Ederson, nevertheless it was Metropolis which dominated the primary half as Gabriel Jesus and Cancelo had photographs saved strongly by de Gea.
However the United goalkeeper could not maintain out Bernardo Silva’s poked effort from Cancelo’s cross simply earlier than halftime as Metropolis doubled its lead.
United launched Jadon Sancho within the second half, which began as a extra even contest than the primary.
Nonetheless, Metropolis’s lead by no means regarded beneath menace as Pep Guardiola’s facet dominated possession.
Phil Foden and John Stones each had possibilities so as to add a 3rd aim within the closing 10 minutes, however the scoreline remained 2-0 on the closing whistle.
“I feel we had the sport of our lives at this time,” Foden informed Sky Sports activities. “Every thing simply went proper — plenty of possession and plenty of possibilities. We dominated from begin to end, which is clearly actually good.”
United’s newest defeat within the league comes two weeks after a humiliating 5-0 thumping by Liverpool, after which got here a 3-0 victory towards Tottenham Hotspur and a salvaged 2-2 draw towards Atalanta within the Champions League.
However regardless of current outcomes, Solskjaer stated he did not really feel like he was on borrowed time as United’s supervisor.
“I’ve good communication on a regular basis with the membership that is very upfront and sincere in regards to the state of affairs,” he added.
“I work for Man United, I would like the most effective for Man United and naturally so long as I am right here, I need to do what I can to enhance this.”