"In this league every game is so hard".
Jamie Carragher is of the opinion that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to prioritise the signing of a reliable centre-forward because while Edinson Cavani has impressed since his move to Old Trafford previous year, the Uruguayan striker turns 34 next month.
After a defeat and a draw in the league United have fallen behind league leaders Manchester City and Solskjaer is hoping his attackers find their mojo against Southampton at Old Trafford on Tuesday night after firing blanks at the Emirates on Saturday. When you go 1-0 up rather than 1-0 down, go on and win that game.
On a day when Guardiola rotated his lineup and City's attack was never at its free-flowing best, a close-range effort from Gabriel Jesus in the ninth minute was enough to earn an eighth straight league win and see off a hard-working Sheffield United side looking far from the worst side in the division. He said: "I don't like VAR, it kills the game off".
"We're trying to be more on the front foot and push up the pitch. If you feel, away at Arsenal, you deserve a win that's a step forward", Solskjaer said.
The result kept Manchester City at the top of the league and Guardiola is happy with the consistency his side have shown in the last couple of months, winning 12 games on the trot. It was his 1st goal for the club this season and his value is 7m.
Everton missed out on the chance to climb to fifth place, and manager Carlo Ancelotti accused his players of being 'lazy, slow, not focused. It eased the pressure on Bruce, who admitted that one win does not mean he has turned things around, and moved Newcastle eight points above the drop zone after West Brom and Fulham's draw. Since then the goals have dried up, and they struggled again in their 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday. Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso scored the goals, but it was another frustrating afternoon for Timo Werner.
Crystal Palace eased fears they could be dragged into a scrap for survival as Eberechi Eze's victor earned the Eagles a 1-0 win over Wolves to move up to 13th. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article.