Edwin blasts 'defensive' City

Red Devils keeper claims hosts only wanted a point

Van der Sar: Critical

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Manchester United veteran Edwin van der Sar has blasted Man City's defensive tactics in Wednesday's derby.

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The game was one of the most eagerly-anticipated derbies in years with Carlos Tevez set to line up against his former club.

However, the contest proved something of a damp squib with City sitting back in numbers and United struggling to break down Roberto Mancini's men.

Van der Sar felt the game was one-sided in United's favour and that the hosts were more than happy to claim a point on home soil.

The Dutchman believed that with more time Sir Alex Ferguson's men could have gone on and bagged a winner.


"The game was quite one-sided and City did not really come forward and leave their defensive position," said Van der Sar.

"They were clearly aiming for a point whereas we really wanted to win and we played like that.

"They were more defensive and I didn't have much to do apart from a free-kick.

"If the game had lasted longer, we might have got more from it and I don't think it was a good point for us."