Manchester United has received humiliating words from rival Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
Britain’s ’90MIN’ reported on the 30th (KST), “United have won only four titles since the era of Sir Alex Ferguson. Man City won three trophies last season alone. Eric ten Haag is the fourth manager to take over at United since Guardiola’s arrival, and Guardiola has said that he did not expect to be so dominant when he first arrived at City.”
After the Manchester derby win, Guardiola said: “I know what we did. I don’t know what United did. But honestly, when we arrived here, they had Jose Mourinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a lot of top players, Romelu Lukaku, and we didn’t expect this (dominance in the Manchester derby).” A poke at United’s continued wandering since the glory days.
When asked about the secret of City’s success, Guardiola said, “I’ve always said it, the chairman, CEO, director, manager and players are going in the same direction. Whether the path is right or wrong, we are moving forward. I think the organization of the club is very stable.” Compare that to Manchester United, which has seen its share of managerial changes.
The Red Devils were brought to their knees by City 0-3 in the 10th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) season at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, on Oct. 30. The loss dropped United (15 points, 5 L, 5 D, 11 goals for, 16 against) to eighth place.
Two Manchester clubs with diametrically opposite moods met. The Red Devils are struggling to find their stride despite aggressive investment. City have been cruising this season after last season’s treble. The public favored City to win.
It didn’t happen. City took the lead in the 26th minute on a penalty kick (PK) from Elling Holland. Four minutes into the second half, Holland completed his hat trick to widen the gap. Phil Foden found the back of the net in the 35th minute. United fought back with substitutes Mason Mount, Alejandro Garnacho, Sergio Reguillon, Anthony and Anthony Martial. However, the performance continued to be frustrating and the result was a fruitless defeat. 온라인카지노
Guardiola’s post-match comments were a further humiliation for a club that has been in flux on and off the field. United will next host Newcastle United in the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) in the early hours of January 2.