Stan Collymore after Man City 3 – Man United 1
In his weekly column in the Mirror, Stan Collymore has offered up his thoughts on Man City 3 – Man United 1.
Collymore reaches the same conclusions as most other pundits following City’s dominant victory.
He flagged up the “chasm” between the Manchester rivals, labelling Man United a “mirage”.
One eye-catching sentence from Collymore was the following:
We might as well be comparing City to Wolves given they, like United, are a team with a negative goal difference.
Interestingly Collymore forgot to mention that Wolves managed to register a 1-1 draw at Man City earlier this season.
Ederson is better than David De Gea
Perhaps the most interesting comment made by Collymore came when comparing Man City and Man United’s keepers:
There’s not one United player who would get into City’s side at the moment, not even (David) De Gea.
Guardiola will tell you he’s a fantastic keeper but he isn’t a sweeper keeper and that’s what the City boss wants.
In an eye-catching stat, Ederson (1) has provided as many assists this Premier League season as David De Gea has kept clean sheets (1).
Even Cardiff’s Neil Etheridge has recorded two clean sheets this season.
On another tangent, Liverpool fans may argue that both City and United’s keeper are worse than theirs.
Of course, Alisson is the Brazilian number one ahead of Ederson.
De Gea’s mistakes vs Man City
How many goals which Man United conceded on Sunday were David De Gea’s fault?
Some have sought to slam the Spanish goalie after the Manchester derby.
David Silva opened the scoring for City in the 12th minute. De Gea got his hands on Silva’s shot, but the United stopper was unable to stop the ball going over the line.
More question marks were posed against De Gea for City’s second goal at the start of the second half.
City’s goal came after De Gea took responsibility for a free-kick just outside the United box.
The Spanish goalie fizzed a low pass into Jesse Lingard, and Lingard was quickly robbed of possession by Fernandinho.
City’s counter-attack was finished with Sergio Aguero rifling a shot through De Gea’s hands at the Man United near post.
As for Man City’s third goal, some have wondered why De Gea was glued to his goal-line when Ilkay Gundogan had the freedom of Man United’s area.
Ederson’s mistake vs Man United
Ederson also made a significant mistake during the Manchester derby.
The Man City goalie gave away a penalty when he took out Romelu Lukaku in the City box.