They are yet to win away from home this season, but for the Red Devils, the game did have its positives.
Ten man United held their own in the last half hour against Manchester City, and surprisingly only conceded one Sergio Aguero goal.
In fact, a fair few fans might even tell you that Van Gaal’s side were unlucky not to get a point in the end – with Marouane Fellaini missing a header that Fernando Torres would’ve scored!
It may have raised more questions than it answered for both sides, but here is what the Manchester derby taught us this weekend.
Click on Robin van Persie to see our top five talking points from one of the biggest games in football.
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