Danilo: Manchester United Used Long Balls To Score Three Goals

Danilo: Manchester United Used Long Balls To Score Three Goals
Apr 8, 2018

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Manchester City defender Danilo says rivals Manchester United resorted to using long balls in order to escape the Blues domination as Paul Pogba’s brace and a Chris Smalling winner saw José Mourinho’s side come from two goals down to win 3-2.

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City, who would have clinched the title with a win over United, controlled the first half and would have been out of sight had Raheem Sterling finished two clear-cut chances before half-time. However, a rousing second-half performance meant it was the red side of Manchester who went home the happier side.

When questioned by CityTV if United were the better side in the second half, Danilo responded by saying: “I don’t agree with you. If you see the statistics of the game, you analyse the game, we had the ball possession and we had control.”

“They just used the long balls, they scored three goals and that all happened today. We played the same way we have done all the season, we kept the same level of performance, but it didn’t work today.”

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Pep Guardiola’s side now face a difficult task to overcome Liverpool in the second-leg of their Champions League quarter-final, losing the first clash 3-0. Failure to do so could be a catastrophic week despite how impressive they have been this season and things don’t get any easier with a trip to Wembley to face Tottenham next weekend. However, Danilo suggests his side can defy all odds if fans of the club aid them by creating an atmosphere, adding:  “We need to thank them [the fans].

“Not just for today but all the season, but especially the atmosphere they created today was amazing. They helped us until the last minute and I am sure they could help us a lot against Liverpool if they are able to create that atmosphere again and try to help us to overcome the result.”

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