12 November, 2018
It was a selection that gave City the green light to dominate from the opening kickoff and meant Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were given a thankless task up front, asked to use their pace to hit City on the counter.
And Ilkay said victory in the 177th Manchester derby not only sent City into the global break two points clear at the top - it also helped atone for last April's 3-2 loss to United at the Etihad.
Shocking stat alert. The last time Manchester United conceded more than 20 goals after 12 league games was in 1966, a year well known to Sir Bobby Charlton, who laid a wreath on the pitch with Mike Summerbee before this game.
After falling behind to a spectacular volley by Cristiano Ronaldo, United came from behind through a free kick by Juan Mata and an own goal by Leonardo Bonucci, giving them an invaluable three points to reclaim second place in Group H.
'Because Fellaini is not in conditions to play 90 minutes. The pressure is on City as they are expected to win. Whenever they had the ball, there were huge gaps behind them and City were able to snuff out every United attack for the first hour of the game.
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Muncy moved to second on the play, and scored to make it 2-all when second baseman Ian Kinsler threw away Yasiel Puig's grounder. Game 3 of the World Series was the longest World Series game by both innings and time of game, and it ended at 3:30 a.m.
Jose Mourinho is never going to be a coach who throws caution to the wind, but his starting lineup for this game gave City the encouragement to push United back from the outset. We played two matches away, hard ones, the second was a final against one of the best teams in Europe (Juventus), which demanded everything we had to give, physically and mentally. I consider the performance of my team as a performance with mistakes. "We won't lose that because of a defeat".
"It's sobering to say, but we shouldn't compare Manchester United to Manchester City actually", Neville claimed.
'The way the fans were supporting us, even at 2-0 down, they stayed with us and backed us throughout the game and that spurred us on'. "I was on the bench for that game and I was itching to get on", he said.
What is at the end of this season remains to be seen, but United's slim chances of winning the title are now over and a top four would now be a remarkable achievement. "I think they will".