Manchester City v Manchester United: five talking points | Daniel Taylor

Guardian

United make their point; Rooney makes his; Don't blame the referee; The Scholes gamble and City's diminishing squad1. Manchester United have made their point (just)It was by no means a flawless Manchester United performance. Sir Alex Ferguson still has goalkeeping issues to resolve – Anders Lindegaard's performance must have made him wish Edwin van der Sar could follow Paul Scholes out of retirement – and City, brilliantly, infeasibly, will reflect on those late exchanges when it seemed as though they could pull off the most remarkable comeback. Yet there were other spells when this felt like a United team who had been affronted by the sense of mini-crisis after those defeats against Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers. They could have brought back Eric Cantona, Bryan Robson and Roy Keane and it would still be difficult to ima...

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