Man Utd vs Man City: Peter Schmeichel blames three players after EPL 2-0 defeat


Former Manchester United star, Peter Schmeichel, has blamed the club’s three players for the second goal Manchester City scored against the Red Devils during Saturday’s Premier League derby.

The three players are Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire and Eric Bailly.

Man City defeated Man United at Old Trafford, thanks to Bailly’s own goal and Bernardo Silva’s strike.

But Schmeichel defended De Gea’s performance and focused his criticism on Shaw, Maguire, and Bailly.

“The second goal was a terrible goal to concede,” Schmeichel told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“David de Gea couldn’t do anything initially, but my god, what are Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw doing on the back post?

“They should clear the ball. Maguire and Shaw both leave it, they both have the chance to clear it, thinking that either the keeper is coming out for it or that it’s going out for a corner. Oh my god!

“David de Gea couldn’t do anything about the second goal, it should have been cleared. The defending, I mean.

“Man City have been far, far superior and it could have been four. There’s a lack of willingness to do what you have to do – closing down, stopping the crosses, the passes, it’s not happened.”

Schmeichel added: “We talked about this pre-game – what version of Eric Bailly will turn up today?

“He got away with a couple of similar situations on Tuesday, this time he didn’t. To allow City to get the cross in when you have seven players in the box is not good enough.

“Two players at the back post could have scored if Bailly didn’t touch that anyway, but Bailly should have easily cleared that for a corner.”