The highly anticipated derby between Manchester City and Manchester United was billed as a clash of giants. In reality, however, it was anything but.
Pep Guardiola led City side completely outclassed United and handed a harsh dose of reality to the Erik Ten Hag team in their latest Premier League derby. City on the back of Erling Haaland and Phil Foden’s hattricks won the match 6-3, casting massive doubts over Manchester United’s resurgence.
Following United’s mammoth loss, an old video from 2011 has resurfaced again which shows City fans making fun of United losing 6-1.
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The video is from the Manchester derby that took place on 23rd October 2011 at Old Trafford. The chant appears to be made in the dying embers of the game after Edin Dzeko scored two back-to-back goals in the 89th minute and 93rd minute. This was the famous match when Mario Balotelli, revealed the ‘Why always me?’ undershirt.
“It was [a message] to all the people…talking bad about me and saying[ing] stuff not nice about me. And they don’t know me, so [I was] just asking ‘why always me? Like, why always me?”, Balotelli had said when asked about his gesture.
Recent loss a reality check for Manchester United
The latest Manchester Derby has been somewhat of a replay of the old 1-6 match between the two sides. City were again able to get six goals past United’s goal line in a show of strength.
The game started off with City taking the lead in just eight minutes with a Foden goal. Haaland who has taken the Premier League with storm then doubled the lead with a thumping header in 34 minutes. A goal by Haaland in the 37th minute and another by Foden in the 44th minute made the scoreline read 4-0 in the first half itself.
Two more goals in the second half rendered the game out of reach for the Manchester United side. The Red Devils got three goals back but it was more due to City having taken their foot off the pedal than United’s fightback.