Reporter Han Bing reports It’s 0 to 3 again, and it’s a huge gap with little strength to fight back. For the third time, Manchester United was defeated by Manchester City, the city’s sworn enemy, by more than 3 goals at home in the Premier League. If it weren’t for Onana’s Banksy pounce and many rescues, and Harland’s repeated missed opportunities, Evans would have suffered another embarrassing 1-6-even Manchester United couldn’t find anyone who scored that goal. The figures are cold and cruel: Manchester United under Ferguson lost only 34 times at home in 26 years, with an average of less than 1.3 games per season; But ten years after Sir Alex retired, Manchester United has lost 34 home games, averaging 3.4 games per season, almost increasing by 2.6 times!
This season, Manchester United have lost five games in the first 10 rounds of the Premier League, the most since nearly 37 years (1986/87 season, 10 games and 6 losses). Manchester United, once arrogant, now has a strength gap with Manchester City, the sworn enemy of the same city. Although Guardiola gave Tenghahe some face after the game, saying that it was not easy to beat Manchester United, other Premier League celebrities were not so polite. Shearer bluntly said that this was a "game between men and boys" and thought it was a completely unequal contest: "The result of the game only depends on how many goals Manchester City wants to score. Manchester United found themselves far behind, which is their most frustrating place."
Manchester City in Guardiola’s era has defeated Manchester United 9 times away from home, surpassing Arsenal (8 times); Among them, the Premier League beat Manchester United five times away from home, also surpassing Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Manchester City is worth 390 million euros more than Manchester United, close to Juventus (420 million) and more than Rome (360 million). The strength of players is in different orders of magnitude, so is the level of coaches.
After the game, Neville and Carragher argued about Manchester United’s tactical mistakes, while Neville emphasized that the sale of Manchester United affected morale. Neville also mentioned Maguire and Mount, saying that their original intentions were Manchester City and Liverpool, but they all joined Manchester United in the end: "Should the students be blamed or the teachers?" Carragher stressed that Manchester United are playing "weak football", and they have taken the initiative to show weakness since the beginning of Tenghahe’s coaching, which gives players a psychological hint that they are self-indulgent. Tactically, it is an indisputable fact that Manchester United can’t compete with Manchester City in midfield and can only rely more on long pass.
Tenghahe scored only 2.8 points after the game, which is the lowest score since the Dutch coach coached Manchester United. The reporter asked about the gap between the two teams. Tenghahe’s answer was similar to last year. At the end of September last year, Manchester City swept Manchester United 6-3 at home, but at the beginning of this year, Manchester United also retaliated 2-1 at Old Trafford, which shows that Manchester City is not invincible. Manchester United lost only 1-2 in the FA Cup final in June. Why is the gap so big now? Tenghahe even thinks that this is not his most disappointing game, because the tactical plan is well executed-but the reality is that the Red Devils have almost no plan, and the attack depends on long pass, the defense depends on Onana, and Harland’s "gift"?
Compared with the classic multi-player cooperation in Manchester City’s offensive end, especially the second goal from the backcourt attack to the goal, it took only seven passes to complete. In the whole process, Manchester United can’t even touch the ball, which is the most intuitive embodiment of the strength gap between the two teams in details. The media agreed that the "perfection" of the second goal completely crushed Manchester United’s already insufficient fighting spirit. Although Manchester United is at home, its shooting (7-20) and shooting (3-10) are only one third of Manchester City’s, its possession rate is less than 40%, and its clearance (24-9) is almost 2.7 times that of Manchester City, which shows the team’s embarrassment.
Morgan, Arsenal’s diehard friend and C Ronaldo’s friend, will certainly not miss this best opportunity to ridicule Manchester United and Tenghahe: he stressed that C Ronaldo has scored 43 goals this year when Manchester United’s front line is misfiring collectively. Compared with the active offensive end of Manchester City, Manchester United’s front line is collectively lost. Anthony, Garnacho, Hojlund and Marchal have scored and assisted in the Premier League all season so far, and Rachford, who has played the most time, has only one goal and one assist. Marchal, who was replaced, handed over almost zero data in 10 minutes, with 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 shots, 0 passes, 0 clearance, 0 interception, 0 foul and even 0 touch! What’s the point of such substitution?
Keane denounced the downturn of B-fee in the game, and stressed that it was long overdue to deprive such a bad player of the captain’s armband and deliver players with more leadership and willpower. B Fei is almost invisible in this field, winning only 1/3 in 12 confrontations and being beaten four times, which totally does not match his high social status and the status of Portugal’s central midfielder. Manchester Evening News rated Manchester United players as almost humiliating: Onana lost three goals but made seven key saves, including two dives, with the team’s highest score (7 points), and six of the 11 main players scored less than 4 points. Except for the goalkeeper, coach Teng Hah only scored 2 points.
Little Redknapp’s evaluation of the strength of the Manchester City Derby is more straightforward: "The home of the two teams is only 5 miles apart, but Manchester City has left Manchester City for more than 100 miles." The number of goals scored by Harland in the Premier League (11) equaled the number of goals scored by Manchester United (10). How embarrassing. Keane insisted that Tenghahe should take the blame and resign, because the Dutch coach didn’t know how to line up the strongest team. Tenghahe stressed that Manchester United had performed very well in the last three derbies and was severely criticized by Neville. If Tenghahe still wins with his mouth and doesn’t know how to reflect on himself, I’m afraid the days before he leaves Old Trafford will be numbered. After all, neither the Gr family nor the possible new shareholder Ratcliffe will tolerate Manchester United’s complete failure in the European War.