Manchester United troll Man City on TikTok after controversial Bruno Fernandes goal in derby

After falling behind to Jack Grealish&aposs 60th minute opener, United replied 18 minutes later, drawing level through Fernandes. The Portuguese international latched onto Casemiro&aposs pass and planted a well-placed shot out of Ederson&aposs reach.

However, the goal was initially chalked off for offside after Marcus Rashford appeared to interfere with play, making a run towards the ball before getting the call from Fernandes to leave it.

Referee Stuart Attwell consulted with linesman Darren Cann, who had initially flagged for offside, and awarded the goal, leaving City&aposs players and staff furious, while at the same time giving United&aposs players the ammunition they needed to push for a winner, which duly arrived just four minutes later through Rashford&aposs 16th goal of the campaign.

It has, of course, been the dominant topic in the aftermath of the derby, in which victory for United moved themselves to within just one point of City in the Premier League table. A victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night will lift Erik ten Hag&aposs side above City in the standings and up into second.

Ahead of the trip to Palace, United have poked a light-hearted dig at their cross-city rivals in a video they have uploaded to their official TikTok account. United shared a clip of Fernandes&apos equaliser, featuring Rashford&aposs run towards the ball, while playing the song &aposU Can&apost Touch This&apos over the top of it, referencing how the goal would have been ruled out for offside had the academy graduate connected with Casemiro&aposs pass himself.

City&aposs players and manager Pep Guardiola were furious with the decision. The City manager said: “Rashford is offside. Bruno Fernandes is not offside. The question is intervening or not intervening in the action.

“When one player shoots and [another] player is in front of the keeper and does not touch the ball, it&aposs disallowed all the time. The decision is of course [belonging to] the referees and VAR. We follow the action, we don&apost make an offside [appeal], we follow the action and after the action, it&aposs either Ederson intervenes [with a save] or not.”

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