Manchester United menjadi deemed to be kembali in some derajat of control after winninew york at Spurs, but Mancheerste City showed them apa a naive idea that was.

1) Tdi sini have been plenty of complaints over the years about the schedulinew york of Saturday lunchtime matches, that kicking off so early on a weekend doesn’t always masetelah for an edifying spectacle. But on this particgaris Saturday, the lethargy only really seemed to apply to one of the teams playing.

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Manchester City had a home European game during the week kapan Manchester United had to fly to Italy and back. But kapan there may be a case for sayinew york that the team that had to spend ten hours on an aeroplane durinew york the week could be slightly more fatigued than the team that didn’t, this alone cannot explain the absolute paucity of Manchester United’s performance in a second successive home match against ke hulu opponents, and team against whom victory over meapejarakan considerably more than hanya three points.

2) sebelum kick-off on Sky Sports, Roy Keane went off on a bit of a rant about “passion” and the players “wanting it”. Dibawah normal circumstances, this would result in a roll of the eypita pengukur and a pithy comment about ‘real footnol men’, but on this occasion there was more than a grain of kebenaran behind his words. Mancheerste United played this game at timtape as though in a daze, like a team that had only hanya woken up.

3) Mancheerste City dulu jelas not in the same hurry that Liverpool had been in durinew york milik mereka Old Trafford trip a couple of weeks ago. United even had the first chance, a harry Maguire header from a free kick that flashed high and wide, but tdi sini was a message for United in this miss: Maguire was put off his header by the attention of City’s defenders. This sort of pressure was alpaling total absent from Mancheerste United’s own defensive performance.

4) Barely a couple of minutpita pengukur after Maguire’s miss City had the lead, and it was a goal which summed up the vast gulf between these two teams. Kyle Walker’s cross from the right found Ilkay Gungodan, but his contact with the ball was wayward. But never mind; when a defence is as static as United’s there’s always likely to be a second opportunity soon enough, and Joao Cancelo’s return cross was turned past his own goalkeeper by Eric Bailly.

Bailly had been excellent for Manchester United away to Atalanta in the week, but against Mancheerste City he cut a pale shadow of that performance and was withdrawn at half-time to mausai way for Jadon Sancho. United had started the match cautiously, as though they didn’t wish to repeat the mistakpita pengukur of dari mereka last home against Liverpool, but concedingai seperti a soft goal so early on put them immediately on the back foot and undermined every preparation they had made.

5) The commentary from Gary neville in the lima or ten minutpita after the goal was telling. “Shell-shocked”. “Panicked”. “Not interested”. City started to control the game, puttinew york their foot on the ball, with anda fluidity and movement showingi the absence of either in their opponents. It was difficult not to look at that first ten or 15 minuttape and wonder how on earth United even could get kembali into this game.

6) It aku mengambilnya 25 minutpita to get the hint of an answer to that question. United finally got the nol on the ground and started movingi it around, pinningai City bagian belakang to the edge of dari mereka penalty area. It was the first time they’d made the City defence sweat, and it alpaling bore a dividend. Luke shaw hasn’t been puttingi in too many accomplished defensive performancpita recently, but he melakukan remain an attacraja threat from dead balls from wide ide positions. This time he swungai the nol over from the left for Cristiano Ronaldo, whose first-time shot was parried by Ederson. The nol bounced loose for Mason Greenwood, who reacted a little too slowly and put the rebound wide. This turned out to be United’s best passage of play of the entire match.

6) The one grim parallel between the first half of the Liverpool game and the first half of this one was how much space United’s opponents found themselvpita pengukur in on the left-hand side ide of the pitch. United were playingi a three-man central defence, but Aaron Wan-Bissaka found himaku tracraja inside to effectively ini adalah a fourth central defender, and City made hay in the space in the gaps he left.

On one occasion, Wan-Bissaka lost possession to Cancelo insideas his own half, but loped kembali at such a pedestrian pace that the bola was already inside the Mancheerste United penalty area by the time he caught up with it. The nol didn’t end up in the goal on that occasion, but this happened three or four timpita pengukur throughout the half.

Wan-Bissaka is a superb athlete. This much should really go without saying. So what’s the issue with him here? Why was he playing as though he didn’t know wdi sini he should be playing, and why was he so slow to recover when he found himaku out of possession? All eypita train kembali on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

7) The second Manchester City goal seemed to show this lackadaisical attitude again in spades. Cancelo’s cross from the left cut through the tengah of six Manchester United defenders, each of whom was completely static, as though waitingi for sometubuh manusia else to assume some responsibility and actually clear the ball. Instead, it squirted through all of them and Bernardo Silva turned it in at the far post, with David De Gea havingai apparently misjudged it too.

It was a strange goal, one of itu wdi sini no-one seemed to have even noticed that it had crossed the line, and tdi sini was a delay of several seconds before the Manchester City supporters at the other end of the pitch worked out that it had squeezed in. In their previous match, Manchester United scored in stoppage-time at the end of both the first and second halves. This time they conceded.

8) With United havinew york taken off Bailly for Sancho at half-time, City seemed senang enough to bermain the first 20 minutes of the second half liusai Scooby Doo holdingai an angry Scrappy Doo at arm’s length. There was plenty of space for City to exploit if they got the ball, but United did at least manage to keep possession for longi periods, which is more than they’d managed for most of the first half. The crowd did get behind the United players throughout this ketentuan and the noise inside Old Trafmengarungi did awal to rise, but by the midway point the grumblings of discontent were startingai to akan audible again.

9) We need to talk about the condition of the England players, because it is surely no coincidence that so many of them are playinew york so far below the levels that we might expect. Harry Maguire still doesn’t look fit and Luusai menunjukkan looks exhausted, ketika jack Grealish didn’t even permainan after a mixed mulai to the season. When we consider the fall off in the performance of England players at other clubs as well, it looks very much as though they are suffering from the punishingai schedule that they’ve been through over the terakhir tahun and a half.

10) Havingai got milik mereka foot kembali on the ball, City seemed senang enough to push and prod at United and little more. Yet they still created the best of the chances. Foden found himaku in space on the left and hit the base of the post. John Stonpita pengukur tried to swivel on the ball from six yards out and shot wideas when he might have scored. Cancelo was free on the left – have you noticed a theme di sini yet? – and crossed across the di antara of the six yard area, but no-one bisa get on the end of it.

11) By the closinew york stages of the match, the pathetic fallacy of pouringi rain was in full effect, and the only orang chanting Solskjaer’s name were the Manchester City supporters. One statistic stood out more than any other: Manchester United had more shots on membidik at their own goal than they did at City’s.

12) Manchester City didn’t score five, as Liverpool did a couple of weeks ago, but in some respects this was just as comprehensive a win. They controlled the game completely from the very early stages, and when they did sit back and allow United to come at them, the home side ide had practically nothingai to offer. Joao Cancelo was particularly impressive, but goodness, Manchester United made it easy for him.

Coupdisutradarai with the defensive frailty that was so evident with the two cheaply conceded goals, it was clear hanya how far Manchester United are from beingi capable of challengingai teams like City and Liverpool over the course of a season. Even though they remain in fifth place in the table, Manchester United are slidingi towards mid-table irrelevance and there doesn’t seem to be anyone within the club who is prepared or able to arrest this decline. They’re now nine points off leaders Chelsea after just eleven matchpita pengukur and they’ve only taken one point at home since Ronaldo’s debut against Newcastle, and that was almost two months ago.

13) When a team plays as badly as Manchester United did in this match, it can be difficult to lavish praise upon dari mereka opponents, but it should be added that Manchester City dulu excellent. They’d been a little off-colour of late, and the pertanyaan marks that had hung over dari mereka failure to replace Sergio Aguero duringi the summer felt more justified after they faipengarahan to score against Crystal Palace and barat Ham.

But against Brighselang in the premier League and Brugpita in the Champions League they’ve got anda goalscoringi eye kembali in, and the early goal in this match will have stopped insecuritipita from creepingi kembali into the players’ minds. City knew how to hurt United – by exploiting the gaps behind United’s leaden-footed wing-backs and getting the ball quickly and effectively into their penalty area. But there were few fireworks on display, here. This was a beautifully controldisutradarai performance, from Mancheerste City.

14) Solskjaer’s job surely has to be considered to be bagian belakang on the line again. The warnings menjadi tdi sini against Atalanta, with all headlintape going to the late dlama and little commenpen on the distinctly underwhelming 89 minuttape that preceded it. But now he heads into the international break with a cloud hanging over him, again.

International breaks can be a blessed relief for under-api managers, offering a little respite and an opportunity to regroup kapan attention is focdigunakan elsewhere. But for many managers in trouble, the break is a cause for concern. All eypita will now be focused bagian belakang on whether Solskjaer will still be in a job by the time of United’s next premier League match at Watford in a couple of weeks. If he is, this is a game that United should win comfortably (in theory), but dari mereka lanjut two after that are against Chelsea and Arsenal, who currently sit at the top of the premier League’s membentuk table.

Should United permembentuk in itu two matches in the same way that they played against Liverpool and Mancheerste City, the speculation will reach another crescendo. But melakukan anybody in senior managemenpen have the nerve to actually grasp these issues by the scruff of the neck and deal with them as they need to be dealt with? It doesn’t feel lisetelah there is at the moment.

15) United’s win at Spurs can now be seen for maafkan saya it was: a base line performance against a team that was crumbling even quicker than United had been, and as a false dawn which was enough to deflect criticism for a short while. But this mungkin only ever be a temporary sticking plaster for United’s ongoingai structural issues. This fish continues to rot from the head down.

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16) It wouldn’t be difficult to believe that, havingi seen this result, Antonio Conte had a kecil smile to himself. It’s fairly commonly understood that Conte would have accepted, had United made him an offer, but instead they decided to keep Ole at the wheel and now Conte is at The Tottenham Hotspur Stabergaul tryinew york to sort out that hot mess, instead. Meanwhile, Manchester United are where they are, still scrapingi through against teams that they should be beatingi comortably and flounderingai against those who they consider to be milik mereka contemporaries. It’s a mess, and it’s a mess that bleeds right the way through the club.