“They barely got out of second gear, toying with the hosts in their own backyard.”
Lira – 7, November 2021: According to the Britain’s Express Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to be a dead man walking after his side’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday. The Red Devils were dire in the match at Old Trafford and are now already out of the title race after just 11 matches, Express adds.
“And Mauricio Pochettino could be next in the door amid their worsening form.”
This was meant to be the season United challenged the likes of City, Chelsea and Manchester City for the Premier League title.
Except now, just 11 matches into the new campaign, it’s clear that won’t be happening.
City, like Liverpool two weeks ago, won this match comfortably. They barely got out of second gear, toying with the hosts in their own backyard.
On Saturday, Eric Bailly’s own goal gave the away side the lead in the seventh minute, with the Ivorian slicing past David De Gea and into his own net.
And Bernardo Silva doubled City’s advantage just before halftime, poking home after poor defending from Luke Shaw.
For now, Manchester United sits 5th on the table and with Arsenal pressuring them for position, Mikel Arteta could move above them with a win against Watford at the Emirates Stadium later on Sunday.
Arsenal will look to extend their excellent form to 1o matches unbeaten in all competition, and Mikel Arteta last week said, “There is a long way to go.”
Additional Reporting by Express.