Manchester City’s 4-1 victory over Manchester United in their derby clash on Sunday at the Etihad stadium has now made the popular derby be likened to a match between a cat and a mouse.
Obviously, anyone who watched that match will conclude that the Man City who were once described as ‘Noisy Neighbours’ are now the cat, while Man United remains an obvious mouse.
As at 70′ minutes of play, City were 3-1 ahead and if there was any wish which United players and manager could make, it was for the referee to end the match.
The way United collapsed at Etihad Stadium during that Sunday clash was unacceptable. They gave a better fight in the first half, but the second half was different.
Pep Guardiola’s men who struggled to get a 1-0 win against Everton in their last after losing to Spurs in the match before, bounced on United to confirm that their superiority over them.
City players exhibited high level of work ethics, and they made their neigbours look very ordinary going by the head-to-head that existed between the two sides.
Manchester United have recorded 77 wins against Manchester City who have 56 wins, with 53 draws coming between both sides.
The performance of Sunday did not show the kind of class which is expected of United. They were humiliated and could not build on the success which Ole built against City.
Under immediate past manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United were good at beating City home and away, but in all cases, City won the Premier League.
Going by the last five performances of Manchester United, they may not qualify for the Champions League slot and this will further worsen their situation.