Manchester City beat an abysmal Manchester United 2-0 at Old Trafford to heap even more pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United struggled to piece three passes together in the opening exchanges without the injured Raphael Varane and Edinson Cavani, and seemed unsure how to deal with the visitors’ pressing.
And they were behind after only seven minutes, as a diving Eric Bailly diverted Joo Cancelo’s cross into his own net.
The reigning Premier League champions were as comfy as Pep Guardiola’s puffer jacket, with David De Gea making fantastic stops to keep off Gabriel Jesus’ goalbound blast, a Kevin De Bruyne effort, and two strikes from Cancelo.
After Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw inexplicably switched off, City‘s possession was rewarded on the stroke of half-time when Bernardo Silva converted Cancelo’s cross from a tight angle.
In the first half, United’s sole notable chance was a Cristiano Ronaldo effort that Ederson saved.
At halftime, Solskjaer substituted Jadon Sancho for Bailly, shifted to a back four, and introduced Marcus Rashford and Donny Van De Beek.
It resulted in them having more possession but producing little, with Bruno Fernandes largely unnoticed and the game at times resembling a training session.
City held on comfortably to win the 186th derby, moving up to second in the table, while United remained fifth.