4 Things We Learned From Manchester United’s Triumph Over City In EFL Cup

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are old enemies yet the Manchester Derby which saw them clash again on Wednesday night was not the best of their battles.

Both managers have faced considerable pressure lately, Guardiola came into the match without a win in five encounters. Mourinho had suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Chelsea.

The match ended 1-0 and you can read the match report here but these are the four things we learned from the match.

Jose Wanted It More

While Pep chose to field a weakened team that saw Pablo Maffeo, Garcia, Fernando and Kelechi Iheanacho, Jose started a very strong team.

However, he still found a place for Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Michael Carrick.

Pablo Maffeo Put In A Shift

Youngster, Pablo Maffeo was trusted with a starting place and he hardly put a foot wrong all game. Pep Guardiola admitted as much in his post match conference.

With Zabaleta and Sagna sidelined through injury, Maffeo might just be trusted with a starting place against West Bromich Albion.

Vincent Kompany Is On The Return

After a year plagued with injury, Vincent Kompany returned to the first team last week but Pep is in no hurry! He played the better part of the match against Southampton and played in the first half on Wednesday night.

Leroy Sane Needs To Step Up

City bought Leroy Sane in the summer for a huge fee but the youngster has hardly shown he’s worth the money. Save for an assist last weekend, Sane has not made much of a difference on the wings, he once again had a quiet night on Wednesday night.

 

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