Manchester City didn't just beat Manchester United at Old Trafford for the third successive time, they once again proved the gap between the two is just getting bigger. It looked on paper like a makeshift City side, as they played without a recognised striker and with Fernandinho at centre-back.
However, these all turned out to be pieces of an exceptionally well-crafted Pep Guardiola puzzle. A puzzle that Solskjaer failed to complete in a diabolical fashion. Players like Fernandinho had the beauty of being at the back and having little defensive work to do. Instead, the Brazilian was allowed to make 64 passes out the back and prove to be one of the most valuable pieces of the puzzle.
In truth, only Nicolas Otamendi and Benjamin Mendy made more passes for City.