Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney reacts to Manchester City’s 3-nil thumping of Manchester United. The 191st Manchester derby was all City as the gulf between the two sides was obvious at Old Trafford.
A brace from Erling Haaland and a late Phil Foden goal was enough for the treble winners to seal all three points. It could’ve been more for the European champions if not for a determined Andre Onana performance in goal for United.
For the European champions, every player did their part. Bernardo Silva was at his best as he and Jack Grealish ran United ragged on City’s left-hand side. They were a constant threat throughout and it was no surprise when they combined to set Erling Haaland up for his second of the game. The beautiful team goal ended the game as a contest and from there City dominated.
There was time for Phil Foden to add a third after being set up by Erling Haaland. Rodri had a viscous shot saved by Onana and Haaland reacted quickest to provide Foden with a tap-in. Haaland’s performance was a reminder to the football world of his case for the Ballon d’Or. The award is announced this week and City’s number 9 is one of the favourites for the prestigious award.
All over the pitch, Manchester City were the better side, and the gap between the two sides appeared to widen. It’s music to Manchester City fans’ ears as Manchester is blue after a massive derby win. Pep Guardiola was glowing in his praise of his side’s professionalism post-game.
Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney reacts to all of this and more in the video below.