It Was Brutal For United; Players Should Be Embarrassed – Former Red Devils Captain Says

October 3, 2022

Manchester City defeated their local rivals, Manchester United 6-3 in the Manchester derby as Erling Haaland who joined the Cityzens this summer, and Phil Foden each scored a hat-trick.

For the second time this season, Erik ten Hag’s men trailed 4-0 at half-time and many United fans were seen leaving the Etihad Stadium as they could only endure watching the disappointing first 45 minutes.

Reacting to the defeat, former Manchester United captain Roy Keane blasted the Red Devils’ players, saying they should feel embarrassed about their performances.

“There’s nothing for United to take out from this game,” said Keane. “The players should be embarrassed. You can’t go into half-time 4-0 down in a derby game.

“It’s hugely embarrassing, as brilliant as City were United were desperate, particularly in midfield. They were over-ran in midfield and defensively they were all over the shop.

“Again we look at leadership… there was nothing there from Man Utd.

“If you’re giving players like De Bruyne time and space, you’re looking for trouble. United got punished and rightly so. Top-level sport is fantastic but it’s brutal.

“Today, it was brutal for Manchester United as when you’re not quite at it, you get hammered by your local rivals.”