Manchester United were beaten 3-1 by neighbours and bitter rivals Manchester City in the 177th Manchester derby on Sunday.
Goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan fired reigning Premier League champions Manchester City to a comfortable 3-1 victory over arch rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.
Silva opened the scoring for Pep Guardiola’s side with a composed finish just twelve minutes into the game. Jose Mourinho’s men did rather well to keep the lead to just one goal heading into half-time, but just three minutes after the break, Aguero fired home from a tight angle to make it 2-0 for City.
Manchester United threatened a comeback when Anthony Martial dispatched a cool penalty in the 57th minute to halve the deficit, but the Cityzens held on, before substitute Gundogan put the game to bed four minutes from full-time.
The result sent City back to the top of the table, two points ahead of second-placed Liverpool, while United remain rooted to the eighth spot, twelve points below their bitter rivals just twelve matches into the season. And here’s how the Red Devils’ supporters reacted to their fourth defeat of the campaign;
— Owethu_Sonke (@papi107_082) November 11, 2018
— Kohli Ka fan. 🙈 (@See_are_7) November 11, 2018
Manchester United's 3 signings this summer: Fred £52m, Dalot £19m and Lee Grant £1.5m. This is the level of Manchester United's ambition. All 3 nowhere to be seen and nowhere near the quality of signings we need. A total and utter embarrassment. #MUFC
— Joe Sillett (@JoeSillett) November 11, 2018
Liverpool and City fighting to the title and we are struggling to play a proper game of football. This is what Manchester United fan’s nightmare is made up of
— Sadikshya (@Sadikshya_) November 11, 2018
How many goals did City score again Jose? pic.twitter.com/YjDLUW3jC6
— Sumit (@MajesticShaw) November 11, 2018
Where's Dalot? Pereira? Fred? Bailly?
Why is Matic still starting? What did Lingard or Rashford do to deserve a start? But don't worry Jose will just blame it on the ref or the injury on Pogba.
— vidit (@JoseMartialFC) November 11, 2018
They are genuinely miles and miles better than us, if nothing massive changes we'll never get close to a league title again
— Joakim Gray (@JoakimGray) November 11, 2018
Really disappointing from Manchester United. Their goal should have kick-started more urgency and pressure. Massive gulf in quality between the two clubs. Same old problems.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) November 11, 2018
I cannot believe Manchester United are 3 seasons in with Jose Mourinho:
•No fixed lineup
•No set style of football
•Over-reliant on individual brilliance
— ☈ (@UtdRobbo) November 11, 2018
We’ve conceded 21 goals in 12 games but don’t worry. Ed Woodward, the CEO of Manchester United feels we don’t need to strengthen at the back. Ludicrous!!
— UTD. (@ManUnitedMedia) November 11, 2018
One step forward, three steps backwards.Una matter don tire person.
— j.d (@joeydozie) November 11, 2018
The Manchester United defence was once again criticized by the supporters as Mourinho’s men now boast a goal difference of -1 in the Premier League. The absence of midfield mainstay Paul Pogba was also rued by the fans, as the Frenchman missed the game with an injury.
Manchester United have a negative goal difference & sit behind Watford are 12 games.
Quite remarkable. pic.twitter.com/Va3M9XGnw8
— Dave Morgan (@daveydurbs) November 11, 2018
We might aswell stick 4 garden chairs on the pitch for our defenders
— Josh Longden (@wwwaahh) November 11, 2018
Look at how poor Manchester United's midfield has been today. Paul Pogba carries this midfield nearly every week.
If you give Pogba City's midfield, he becomes the best CM in the world. Believe it.
— AMKFootball (@AMKFootball) November 11, 2018
#mufc have to be philosophical about it. League season felt like a write-off in pre-season due to lack of investment and mood around club. City so superior. United missed Pogba and a fit Sanchez today.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) November 11, 2018
10 losses pic.twitter.com/0lAOxybqPD
— JosesExcuses (@JoseExcuses) November 11, 2018
Tell me more about how Pogba isn’t our most important player
— EK (@Eok_19) November 11, 2018
Goals conceded after 12 Premier League games this season:
Manchester City – 5
Manchester United – 21
We need to fix the defence. #mufc
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) November 11, 2018
Manchester United lack guts and passion going forward. Our midfield has no ounce of creativity. Our defence is a sorry sight. It's dead on arrival. Rashford is terrible at the moment. Tactically our team is dead. No tenacity, no urgency. @ManUtd @SuperSportTV #NFFC
— creo_ng (@Am_I_Gidibhoy) November 11, 2018
Our defence summed up : pic.twitter.com/e2yxt5OgMd
— Ajinkya (@AjinkyaPawar_) November 11, 2018