MANCHESTER UNITED were booed off at half-time as they went in 2-0 down against Manchester City at Old Trafford.
Eric Bailly’s own goal and Bernardo Silva’s far post effort saw City take a comfortable lead in at the break and the Old Trafford faithful were not happy.
Man Utd fans booed their players off at half-time as they trailed 2-0 to Man CityCredit: AP
United had just 31 per cent possession in an extremely one-sided first-half.
Their only shot on target came when Cristiano Ronaldo saw his effort easily saved by Ederson.
City had 10 shots in total of which five were on target and they could have had more than two.
Bailly gave the visitors the lead after just seven minutes when he diverted Joao Cancelo’s cross through his own net.
And Luke Shaw was the next man to see his defending left wanting as he allowed Silva to ghost in behind him to make it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time.
A cross from the left headed towards the back post where Shaw looked certain to clear.
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But the England left-back inexplicably let it go past him and Silva stabbed it towards goal.
David De Gea could only divert it into his own net – with many suggesting the Spaniard should have also done better with the effort, despite the fact it was from close range.
The referee blew the half-time whistle just moments later and the home supporters let United’s players know exactly how they felt.
Boos and whistles were heard coming from large sections of the home end while the delighted away fans applauded Pep Guardiola’s side off.
Under-fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took drastic action at half-time and hauled off Bailly who was replaced by Jadon Sancho.
Earlier in the first-half, the winger was jeered by City fans as he warmed up.
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Sancho’s facing his former club for the first time since joining their bitter rivals for big money in the summer.
The 21-year-old is still trying to adjust to life in the Premier League and is having to do so from the substitutes bench.
As he warmed up down the touchline, City fans chanted at the England international: “City reject, City reject.”