Manchester City fans throw objects at Fred during 2-1 defeat to Manchester United

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Manchester United recorded a hugely impressive 2-1 win over local rivals Manchester City on Saturday evening.

First-half goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial sealed all three points for the visitors at the Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola’s City were the firm favourites heading into this fixture, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were excellent from start to finish and thoroughly deserved all three points.

United came flying out of the traps and could have been four or five goals up by the half-hour mark.

Ederson had already pulled off a couple of saves before Rashford beat City’s number one from the penalty spot.

Referee Anthony Taylor awarded a spot-kick following a VAR review after Bernardo Silva fouled Rashford inside the City box. United’s in-form No. 10 dusted himself down before cooly converting from 12 yards.

Martial then doubled United’s advantage after catching out Ederson at his near post.

United fans - including Sir Alex Ferguson - were in dreamland at this point. While City haven’t been at their best in the Premier League this season, it was still surprising to see such a confident performance from the Red Devils.

United retained their two-goal advantage after the break, but the second half was unfortunately marred by City fans who threw objects at Fred while the Brazilian midfielder attempted to take a corner.

Fred was left in pain after being struck by an object thrown by a member of the home crowd.

Watch the footage here…

Meanwhile, another City fan is being accused by people on social media of allegedly making a racist gesture towards Fred, per Fox Sports. The footage currently being shared doesn't look good.

Kick It Out have issued the following statement...

It goes without saying that these incidents are completely unacceptable and City can expect some sort of punishment from the Football Association.

Attacking opposing players - either physically or verbally - is completely out of order.

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The title hopes of City, who pulled a consolation goal back through Nicolas Otamendi, are now all but over following today’s result.

The reigning champions now find themselves 14 points behind league-leaders Liverpool, who beat Bournemouth 3-0 earlier in the day.

As for United, they jump up to fifth place following back-to-back wins over Spurs and City.

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