It’s likely that not too many people expected Manchester United to outplay Manchester City once again and tally a huge 2-0 victory at Old Trafford over the weekend.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did what he does best in Manchester derbies and that was to outwit Pep Guardiola at his own game and turn expectations on their heads.
And Samuel Luckhurst, chief Manchester United writer for the Manchester Evening News, went one step further and boldly claimed this was the Red Devils’ best performance under Solskjaer to date.
He raved about it on his Twitter profile.
That was #mufc's best performance under Solskjaer. Tactically superb throughout and key selections were vindicated. Some outstanding individual performances.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) March 8, 2020
It seems that the Red Devils’ gaffer got everything right this time – from tactics, key inclusions and overall strategy to face his city rivals in front of his own home crowd.
Of course, as Luckhurst says, individual performances were also at a really high level and that was undoubtedly one of the reasons why this triumph was possible in the first place.
Manchester United fans, do you agree with Luckhurst on this verdict? Was this really the team’s best performance under Solskjaer to date? Let us know down in the comments below!
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