Manchester City’s flops feared a Spanish inquisition from Pep Guardiola after crashing to a 2-0 defeat at neighbours United.
Blundering City goalkeeper Ederson had a nightmare and was at fault for both of United's goals from Anthony Martial and substitute Scott McTominay.
United have now done the league double over City for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired – and have beaten them three times in total this season.
City star Bernardo Silva admitted it was 'unacceptable' – and that him and his team-mates would face a grilling from Guardiola.
He said: "It was a bad game for us. Not acceptable. We didn't start badly and were playing quite well until we conceded. Our performance was not acceptable.
"We will have to watch the game back and listen to what Pep has to say. But a team like ours cannot lose this many games. We need to check what's not going right and try not to make so many mistakes."
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Guardiola refused to blame Ederson – and insisted he disagreed with Bernardo's criticism of the team.
He said: "Unacceptable? I do not agree with him. We played good. We missed a little in the final third but the second half was better and it was a good performance.
"He (Ederson) is an extraordinary keeper. Next time he is going to be better. Sometimes it happens. He saved one or two.
I don't come to judge my players. Mistakes are part of the game. He will recover and is an exceptional goalkeeper."
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he was proud of his side – but urged them to keep piling pressure on Chelsea above them in the table.
He said: "It's a privilege to be their manager. They give absolutely everything. They know they are all good players but they want to learn as well.
"We feel we are improving as a squad and a team. It is getting better and better, but we are still fifth. We need points to catch Chelsea and Leicester, so need to keep plugging away."
McTominay admitted he was looking forward to mocking some of his mates who are City fans and he said: "These fans, through thick and thin, they're there every week. Just to hear two or three people singing your name, never mind the whole Stretford End, is beautiful.
"Everyone has to keep working every week. I know one or two City fans – so it will be good to rub that in their faces as well."
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