Manchester United have once again been beaten by their local rivals Manchester City,this time by three goals to nil.
City took the lead in the first half through a dubious penalty on Rodri which was scored by Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian then scored their second at the start of the second half and Phil Foden wrapped it up with a third in the 80th minute.
Let’s dive into the performance of the manager and the players.
This performance is completely on ten Hag and time will quickly run out for him if he carries on like this.
Andre Onana – 7/10
Onana made 7 saves in this match and if it wasn’t for him the scoreline would have been a lot more shameful.
Victor Lindelöf, Jonny Evans, Harry Maguire and Diogo Dalot – 2/10
It’s hard to give the backline a higher rating than that when they conceded 3 times and were getting torn apart throughout the game.
Sofyan Amrabat – 4/10
Amrabat was decent in the first half but was once again substituted at half-time over the other midfielders. He is the best defensively and the most press resistant on the ball so the manager’s decision to take him off did not make any sense to me.
Christian Eriksen – 2/10
A terrible performance from Eriksen, especially without the ball. He let Rodri walk right past him for City’s 3rd. Another player who shouldn’t have started.
Scott McTominay – 3/10
I will not have a go at McTominay himself for his display in this match as he should have never been in that starting eleven in the first place. Him being there completely nullified Fernandes’ impact and made it easy for City to dominate the midfield.
Bruno Fernandes – 4/10
It was noticeable that Bruno was trying his hardest to make playing on the right work but it just wasn’t enough. He should never be deployed in that manner. The fact that the manager still does it completely stifles Fernandes’ creative influence.
Marcus Rashford – 3/10
A frustrating outing for Rashford once again. He did have some good moments, like the incredible left-footed pass to Højlund in the second half. With City having so much of the ball, he didn’t get anywhere near enough chances to shine.
Rasmus Højlund – 5/10
Just like Rashford, Højlund’s opportunities were limited by City’s dominance. He did manage to slip in behind a few times and was a threat anytime the ball reached him.
Mason Mount, Sergio Reguilon, Antony and Anthony Martial – N/A
Erik ten Hag – 1/10
For yet another game this season, Erik ten Hag has made a plethora of totally baffling decisions.
Let’s quickly list all of them:
– Playing 35-year-old Jonny Evans over Raphael Varane.
– Playing Victor Lindelöf at left-back over Sergio Reguilon.
– Playing Scott McTominay instead of Mason Mount and consequently pushing Bruno Fernandes to the right.
– Substituting Sofyan Amrabat at half-time instead of McTominay or Eriksen, who were both anonymous in the first half. Also substituting Hojlund, who was probably the best player on the pitch after Onana.