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Peter Schmeichel identifies most damaging part of Man United’s 4-1 derby defeat

Manchester United was thumped 4-1 by bitter rivals Manchester City during Sunday afternoon’s derby at the Etihad.

The huge Premier League encounter often makes for a good game but in recent seasons usually only if you’re supporting the blue half of Manchester, and sadly, Sunday was no different.

Pep Guardiola’s Citizens came into this weekend’s domestic match at the Etihad as clear favourites to take all three points as they looked to continue in their push to defend their league title.

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Despite a first-half equaliser from winger Jadon Sancho, Ralf Rangnick’s Red Devils were well beaten come the end of the 90-minutes.

Braces from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez ensured that all three points would remain with Guardiola’s side and that their rivals would be going home empty-handed.

Speaking after the game, as quoted by BBC Sport, ex-goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, who enjoyed spells with both clubs, gave a damning assessment of United’s collapse.

“It is a good reflection of this game,” the former Denmark international said. “The difference in quality and willingness to do what is needed was evident.

“Man City have been majestic, but they haven’t had to work that hard for it and I think that will hurt United most.”

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