By - MatchThreadder
Benchie De jong 20 minute Ucl experience is magical ✨️
As a city fan I still cant process what we just did to united... I feel traumatized.
Aren't we all
To witness something special, Greatness
Alright goodbye to messi-ronaldo era. It was good to watch. Both
legendary players. This day was official announcement of the new era
Welcome to the Haaland Foden era
That Antony goal was pure class
Is Ronaldo that finished that he can't even get minutes when the team is already 4-0 down? I mean the guy is still a good footballer to at least have some minutes.
Think he wants to go on 4-0 down?
Like he cares
Oh he cares.
Didn't he almost go to Man City too?
presume he wants more goals for his all-time stats
Ten Hag is the boss there, he is not a puppet like Ole or Santos that Ronaldo can controll. If Ten Hag wanted Ronaldo to play, he plays.
I mean the manager decides the starting 11 so ETH is not doing something special other than conceding 6 goals while benching Casemiro lol
Ancelotti conceded 4 to barca last season and still won the UCL, one bad result doesn't mean much. What matters is how you finish in the table at the end. If Ten Hag finishes 3rd, no one would remember this game.
Also, your take it's very reactionary. Are you forgetting he beat Liverpool and Arsenal? You were silent about him while they were winning while benching Ronaldo and Casemiro.
Ancelotti won 3 games vs Barcelona before that , he lost the game when they were clearly winning the league so idk how you can correlate the two, United dropped 3 points again when 6 teams are fighting for 3 spots
He lost 4-0 to Brentford but this is a derby deafeat , people don't forget when you concede 6 in a derby, the GD stands at -3 so there is a pattern
Guardiola lost 4-0 to fucking Koeman in his first season and look at him now, he is looking for his 5th premier league in 6 season. Ten Hag is a top coach and he will bring sucess to United if given time, you have to realize that he inherited one of the worst United sides of all time. Expecting him to fix that in months in unrealistic, no coach in history would've fixed United in some months. United will need 2 or 3 seasons to be at Man City's level.
The only similarity between the two is the bald head.
Jose Mourinho is top coach and he inherited way worse than this Eric 200m+ spent Tan Hag in his first window, getting his favorite players while having the likes of Ronaldo, Varane, Sancho and Fernandes.. in fact, I just realised this is the best United squad anyone had since Fergie so you are totally wrong in your assessment
And what does he do? Bench Casemiro for Mctominay ffs , concedes 6 in derby
I will remind you that he lost 4-0 to Brentford and his side hasn't scored more than 3 in a match
So goodluck reaching "Man city's level in 2-3 season" with ETH
He didn't got all his favourites, his main player was Frenkie de Jong and he doesn't have it. Also, he didn't ask for Casemiro so how is his fault not using him when he didnt even want him? Arey you blaming him for
Also, how is this squad better than the one Mourinho inherited in 2016? That team finished with 66 points in the league while this one finished with 58 poitns which is the lowest in the premier league era. Mourinho also spent huge amount of money in his first season.
And I will repeat it, fixing this United side it's not as easy as buying player and that's all. You need to give them a football identity which they didn't have and also you need to improve their mentality. All that while needing to be top 4 in a league where many teams are doing very good, Ten Hag job it's only hard.
Perhaps your dislike for him it's because he is benching two players who played for Real Madrid?
Aah yes bench Casemiro because your coach wanted a luxury mid , it's not like utd fans were crying for a proper DM since a decade! And no respect to Jose since he got the mighty backline of "I'm Phil Jones and I'm Cris Smalling" Bailey and Ashly "Young" while the board gave him 100 mil pogboom! It's not like Mr Mourinho is improving the mentality and identity over there at Roma , nope , it's only Sir Eric Tan Hang who has this magical prowess
The boss that takes 6...
The boss of taking Ls
Pep lost 0-4 to Koeman in his 1st season
How do you stop Haaland? Honestly never seen anybody like him.
>Honestly never seen anybody like him.
Not even 2012 Messi ?
Let‘s see when the year ends. Haaland is a machine but Messi 2012 was otherworldly.
Like Haaland is the perfect FIFA striker, every stat is there.
But Messi has that touch of magic.. that you can‘t describe with numbers or words, you have to watch the games for yourself
Haaland is scary but not „yea let‘s not give him space at the halfway line because he might dribble past seven defenders“ scary, yet.
Although I would like to see some longshots from haaland, imagine if he gets supreme technique on that hoof of his
He's on another planet physically to Messi though.
Closest to Haaland is Ibrahimovic
At least you could manhandle Messi
Even with him pumped up with all those growth hormones and such
When he plays at the national team it's marginally easier. You just press high so that he never gets the ball.
With apologies to Rodgers & Hammerstein:
*How do you stop a striker like a Haaland?*
*How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?*
*How do you find a word that means Erling?*
*A flibbertigibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!*
*Defenders are confused*
*Out of focus and bemused*
*And never know exactly where he is*
*Unpredictable as weather*
*He's as flighty as a feather*
*He's a darling! Hee's a demon! He's a lamb!*
*He'd out pester any pest*
*Drive a hornet from its nest*
*He could throw a whirling dervish out of whirl*
*He goes missing, then runs wild!*
*He's a riddle! He's a chad!*
*He's a headache! He's an devil!*
*He's a beast!*
*Oh, how do you solve a problem like a Haaland?*
*How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?*
It's not JUST Halaand it's him plus KDB, Silva, foden etc. providing him chances high in quality and quantity. I doubt he will get so many chances in any other team in the world rn. He is a devastating finisher.
We should see this with the Norway NT.
He has 21 goals in 23 games for norway
You're right, he's scoring way below his city strike rate. Needs to pull his finger out
only 5 teams (including City themselves) in the EPL have scored more goals than Haaland lol
Legitimately … i dont know. Haaland is so OP he might just break the game.
I think the devs need to nerf haaland a little bit
But Mbappe is better according to the Canadians at EA…
Prime R9 was like him but better on the ball, he made it fair by exploding his knees
Haaland and R9 are pretty different I would say. Haaland is a better goal scorer. R9 is better technically
I think most of us saw this coming we've been riding high but we needed a reality check. The most important thing for us is to bounce back and shrug this one off. I think we have top four quality, hopefully we come out fighting next match.
It’s not a reality check, we’re still doing well. They’re just that good. In all fairness putting 3 past them looks good
I think it's a reality check for some of our fanbase who after a string of a few good matches were saying we're going to challenge for the league. This was clear and present proof that City is multiple years ahead of us right now.
Of course - but I’d argue all of them would’ve needed a reality check before this result. We are years behind city but on the right path, and it’s encouraging today that we didn’t just roll over and we kept at it.
Best result for us this season is top 4, always has been. Anyone who thinks we’d win or challenge for the league is beyond delusional
But they put 6 past y’all?
If you say ‘y’all’ just don’t ever talk about football
Sit down and dont talk, man divided
Y’all still lost 6-3 🤣🤣
From what I saw in the first half, United weren't awful. Last season the score was only 2-0 and that was far far worse on the pitch
Exactly lad, not too bad. Yous filled us in worse twice last season.
Gatekeeping based on English might be a new low.
He probably is one of the many London based United Fans
I’m from Salford you silly cunt. Don’t ever suggest I’m from the south
Are you from the south? I think you’re from the south
Nah tbf southerners are all Tory nonces
Haaland is too OP man, he needs a patch before he crashes the game lol
FM Players: "Haaland is a cheat code, it is unrealistic." I guess not...
I'd imagine now he looks too bad in FM compared to the beast we are seeing.
Phil foden is pushing me closer to a joker moment
What does this mean?
Man Utd fans still going on about how good their team played lol. Sack Ten Hag if you want any progress.
You can only sack so many coaches before you realize the coach is not the problem.
Ole was actually the right choice imo. He needed a few more years
Perhaps. But i didnt necessarily think Man United did bad. They just couldnt really handle Haaland. I mean, 3 goals and 2 assists? Jesus, man. Haaland is going to take the Premier League with a wrecking ball. They also managed to get 3 goals. They didnt slump. Erik ten Hag needs the time Ole never got.
Spurs would be happy with all the limelight being hogged by this terrible United side. Let's not forget the NLD lads.
Does everything have to be about Arsenal haha. Congrats you won at home in the NLD, just like the last 12 times 😂.
Premier League is now Halaland
Why have United fans got a massive hard on for Martial, tried to sell him for the last 2 years, scores no goals in a year then scores a tap in and he's the best striker in the world according to them
Because he’s our only good striker atm that can run
No one’s saying he’s the best in the world and if they are they can go fuck off in their alternate reality, but he can be a good player on his day, which sadly doesn’t come around often.
He also plays well in Ten Hag’s system, scored 2 goals (1 a pen tbf) when he came on in the derby.
Because Utd fans are insufferable. I saw some of them talking about a title charge after they beat Arsenal.
If you find muppets all around you, it may be you're in the right place.
You're here too, pal.
And this is why I’ll always revel in their humiliation
Haaland is too OP man!! They need to give opposing teams a 3 goal lead to start every match to make it fair
You mean a handicap?
Ronaldo wanted to leave but ETH kept saying he was essential to his plan, imagine what Ronaldo is thinking, incredibly disrespectful to one of the goats.
If anyone would take him he would be gone lol. ETH clearly doesn't want him.
Literally said and was adamant that he wanted him in every press conference
He clearly does not want him. It's more clear now than it were when we had this conversation.
nobody wants him
Plenty of teams would want him at a lower wage
Nobody even wants him … well, maybe Sporting and some Arabian clubs. But in the top 5 leagues, no one is trying to have their team center around a 37 year old. Thats what it mostly boils down to.
He wants to leave but no one wants to take him.
I think this is the answer...
casemiro was bought so ronaldo can have a discussion with someone in the bench
Player with less than 4 UCL is not worth talking to, obviously.
Yeah and he only has 5 diors
Honestly, as a united fan, I’m obviously gutted but let’s not write the obituaries just yet. Anyone who watched that game and thought “man United are terrible” and not “city are unreal” weren’t watching the game. United were below their best but they weren’t terrible. City, and Haaland in particular, we’re just unplayable. They would have beaten any time in the world by a wide margin today
Are you high?
Utd barely had 3 string passes first half
It's a good job a game isn't a single half then isn't it.
The only half city we’re trying United we’re shambolic. Football has two half’s this game was over in one
So utd was good and not clueless second half? When City were already thinking about next game?
They where terrible.
This. So gutting…so very gutting…yet there is a ton of season left and we are 10 years behind City in the building of something worth being behind. Not taking anything away from MC, but screw them…forever a Red. We will hopefully put the boots to Omonia(?!) this Thursday. Ronaldo will start and get some goals to cheer everybody up? Okay…I wrote all of that and still feel like a lump of coal in some unfortunate kids stocking two days late for Christmas…
ronaldo and Maguire didnt play.
man u still lost.
I’d like to know what Ronaldo is thinking
''That penalty should be mine"
no way 😭😭
Congratulations to Manchester United on winning the second half cup in their 6-3 hammering by Manchester City. No wonder we have empty seats at our ground when away fans leave at half time.
You're not even in a good mood after battering us. Cheer up mate
I'm really good thanks. If you are local have fun in work tomorrow.
Lol so salty even when you win. How many titles till you find your belief?
We’re not at your level but we’ll have our day again at some point. Good game today.
Why on earth am I going to be salty? It's called mancunian sarcasm. It's an acquired taste. Just wait till they get to work or log on their facebook accounts. It's going to be a shit show of taking the piss and I love it.
No one would be happy, conceding 3 goals to united
“At least we scored 3” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣i knew these united clowns would be reaching. Acting like you didn’t see city shift to 1st gear
They actually using "P" gear....
whats wrong with that? they should take some positives from this game and move on to the other.
Tbf if I were Pep I'd be fuming about those 2 goals at the end.
100%. You can't do anything about a banger of goal like Antony but giving away penalties is careless which is something Pep will be furious about. He looked to already be annoyed at I think Cancelo for something.
For his high foot clearance for the cross to Shaw by the far post.
It’s weird seeing a team score three consolation goals.
I doubt that’ll be the last team City will steamroll through this season. Haaland is the final piece of the puzzle that completes the team.
They just need to prove themselves in champions league semi final and final, but this city looks scary
League's gone lads. I'm going to start watching bog snorkelling now.
Did they pay a couple of mill to make it less embarrassing haha
Pep's going to be fuming after this.
Lmao did Haaland get annoyed at the cameraman at the end there
seems the cameraman got too close to him lol
In all fairness, it was the closest anyone’s gotten to him all day.
Arsenal v City is gonna be amazing
Do you not remember United easily dispatching you?
It was an upset ... but I'm OK ... You build your hopes, I'll enjoy seeing them crash. :D :D :D
Why? City always thrashes Arsenal. You can't play against good teams, gonna get battered pal.
Lol, you're getting ran through.
Only for city fans I’m afraid. If we play with a high line, Haaland is going to feast.
you're gonna get battered mate
Sorry, did someone say something? Can’t hear much all the way up here
RemindMe! 7 days
Arsenal fans lol
And you wonder why everyone laughs at your fanbase?
Let them celebrate their PL champions until September trophy
Give him a break, dude's probably been looking to say that for 15 odd years now.
Let's all get in line
yeah first its gonna be us, then them.
Might've been a decent result if we weren't so scared in the first half. Sancho and Rashford are dogshit.
But Rashford is young :D :D :D
What you wanna do when Citys 3 midfielders, Gundogan, KDB and Silva are all faster and better on the ball?
How does the strikers get the ball
All of them were scared of their own shadow in the first half.
McTominay too. Why he keeps starting over Casemiro is beyond me.
Pep will be so pissed off, let 3 goals in against this United side, lol
Seemly just because Man City got bored of playing.
I’m glad Ronaldo didn’t play. otherwise people would have been shitting on him. Its also good Martial was able to make case. definitely put him above Ronaldo was selection.
Do you understand how bad you have to be to concede 2 hatt tricks 😭😭
This is city we're talking about
2 matchballs ayyyy
Lol can you believe Sancho played today? Dead serious dunt think he touched the ball.
How's much is he making?
Far too fucking much. Honestly thought he was gonna tear it up when he signed
Haaland doesn’t need that match ball, he has a few at home lol
Foden must be kind of gutted Haaland getting the ball lmao he will have many more matches like these not sure about foden lol
Aww he gave it to foden what a beast 😢
Haaland scored his hat-trick first though
Well Gündogan just snatched the ball away from him and gave it to Foden lol
i guess gundangon say to foden.. that ball is yours
Well at least they scored 3 so that’s something
Martial just came in and popped 2 goals lmfao.
Embarrassing to let this United side score 3 tbh
Fr i was fuming
Haaland gave the ball to Foden cause he got enough of them
Antony looks like he could be the real deal if he was playing in a decent team. I love BF but starting to think he needs benching
How is Martial only 26? Feel like he's been getting dragged for a decade.
What a fucking game, United having an atrocious first half but turning it around? Haaland is beyond words. What a match
What a game? Man City domination, United didn't turn around shite lol
At age 17, he was the most expensive teenager of all time, so it's actually been nearly a decade.
They didn't turn anything around lol, City just fell asleep in the second half. It's just embarrassing from them but United was still just as dogshit
haaland donating his match ball cause he know he gonna sweep the rest 😂
Ifi was a Man Utd fan, I’d take solace that it won the second half. Playing Martial instead of Rashford next match might be a good idea.
What? Man C was chilling and saving energy.
Probably play him instead of Sancho and move Rashford left which has always been his best position tbf
Rashford is a piece of shit
Shaw, martial definitely in
Martial would/should be our first choice striker if not for injuries.
In recent Times, Martial tends to blow hot and cold. When he’s on, he’s world class but when he’s off, he plays like a semi-pro player. Honestly don’t know what you’re going to get from him
Every player in this team blows hot and cold. The difference is Martial is the only one whom (even on a bad day) still does the basics you want from an attacking player. Even in the 20/21 season his general play was excellent. Just his finishing was the issue. A "poor" Martial is still better than anything we have up front.