The Manchester derby had talking points from goals, the individual brilliance of Kevin De Bruyne and, sadly for Claudio Bravo, poor goalkeeping.
Twitter users were quick to condemn the goalkeeper’s first performance for Manchester City, which had a host of shaky moments.
Claudio Bravo. Worst Premier League goalkeeping debut of all time?
— Solace Chukwu (@TheOddSolace) September 10, 2016
Claudio Bravo is terrible. ð³
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) September 10, 2016
Great debut for Claudio Bravo today. Tried really hard but unfortunately couldn't win it for Manchester United.
— Samir Bhatia (@SamirBhatia8) September 10, 2016
SUMMARY: Cladio Bravo's performance in The Manchester Derby.
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) September 10, 2016
His spill allowed Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic to pull a goal back in the first half.
Man Utd back in it – Claudio Bravo fails to claim a free-kick and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores with a fine finish.
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) September 10, 2016
Ibrahimovic. Had to be a Bravo howler, eh?
— Sergi DomÃnguez (@FutbolSergi) September 10, 2016
Only a few days before, Ibrahimovic had sent Bravo some training gear with a message on Instagram reading: “Welcome to Manchester! Here’s some training gear, you’re gonna need it. See you Saturday.”
Welcome to Manchester! Hereâs some training gear, youâre gonna need it. See you Saturday. #MUFC #ManchesterDerby @azsportswear
A video posted by IAmZlatan (@iamzlatanibrahimovic) on
Clearly the mind games worked.
Ibrahimovic had the cheek to send Bravo training gear & told him, he'll need it ððð
Where ð¤#ManchesterDerby pic.twitter.com/XkeqQpqkob
— NH86 (@Natethagreat86H) September 10, 2016
Bravo also nearly gave away a penalty with a foul on Wayne Rooney, and some think it should have been given – particularly United manager Jose Mourinho.
Clattenburg reffed game well, though Claudio Bravo challenge on Rooney should have been a foul, yellow and pen.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) September 10, 2016
Mourinho: "I am very disappointed in the two decisions of Mark Clattenberg Bravo should be red card and a penalty. Otamendi is a penalty."
— Manchester United (@ManUtdUpdates_) September 10, 2016
Mourinho on Clattenburg: "Mark made two big mistakes. Bravo [on Rooney] is a penalty + a red card & another for handball by Otamendi." #MUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) September 10, 2016
Can't wait for Mourinho to talk about that Bravo tackle on Rooney for the rest of the week now
— Mominul H. (@ChelseaRealm) September 10, 2016
The performance left some wondering if they could return the Â£14.5 million former Barcelona man.
Looking for Claudio Bravo's receipt: pic.twitter.com/G58h5Vl6n0
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 10, 2016
Some couldn’t help thinking of Joe Hart, who was replaced by Bravo.
Joe Hart watching Claudio Bravo slip up on his Man City debut… pic.twitter.com/r5HkdZ6acx
— Will Grigg's On Fire (@WillGriggFire) September 10, 2016
A reminder that Man City got rid of Joe Hart on loan & paid Â£17million to bring in Claudio Bravo… #ManchesterDerby pic.twitter.com/IYtKRKg6bR
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) September 10, 2016
Gary Neville on Claudio Bravo: 'You can pass, but can you catch?' #ManchesterDerbypic.twitter.com/LrypGnvg6h
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) September 10, 2016
And some questioned Pep Guardiola’s decision to opt for a goalkeeper who is good with his feet …
Imagine selling a goalkeeper because he can't play with his feet yet sign a goalkeeper who can't use his hands. Bravo ð
— ãJayã (@FreddoAkh) September 10, 2016
Well Pep likes keepers that play using their feet so understandable why Bravo can't use his hands.
— Marwan A. (@MarwanAhmed_KF) September 10, 2016
>Bravo great with his feet ….. Pity about his hands ð
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) September 10, 2016
Bravo isn't at City to use his hands, give him a break.
— D'Padreâ¢ (@D_WarEagle) September 10, 2016
Despite all this, manager Guardiola said Bravo’s performance was one of the best he had seen.
"One of the best performances I have ever seen" – Pep Guardiola on Claudio Bravo's debut pic.twitter.com/IvC9jurDhI
— SportsJOE.ie (@SportsJOEdotie) September 10, 2016
Guardiola: âClaudio [Bravo]'s performance was one of the best I've ever seen.â #DerbyDay pic.twitter.com/OtBkN2j65a
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) September 10, 2016
One thing is certain, Bravo will need to look a lot sharper if he’s going to fit in for Manchester City this season.
Claudio Bravo. Welcome to Manchester.
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) September 10, 2016