MCI 6 VS 3 MAN: Three talking points as Cristiano Ronaldo is an unused substitute

Erik ten Hag and his men locked horns with Premier League Champions Manchester City on match day eight this season.

The last time both teams met, the match ended in 4 goals to one in favor of the home side.

 

Manchester United commenced the game in a 4-2-3-1 formation while Pep Guardiola’s side lined up in a 4-3-3 formation.

Foden opened the scoring in the 8th minute and Haaland added the second goal in the 34th minute. Three minutes later the Norwegian added his second goal of the match and Foden scored the fourth goal before the halftime whistle. Antony got one back for Manchester United in the 56th minute. Haaland and Foden scored the 5th and 6th goals for Manchester City. Martial scored the second goal for United in the 84th minute and added his second goal to make it 6-3.

Three talking points in the match are:

1. HAALAND SHINES

 

The former Dortmund forward has been on impressive form for his new side this campaign. The Norwegian international scored three goals and contributed two assists as Pep Guardiola’s men defeated Manchester United at the Etihad.

2. C. RONALDO SITS ON THE BENCH

 

The Portuguese International has been experiencing a difficult season this campaign as he has yet to make United’s starting lineup under Erik ten Hag. He was once again on the bench as United succumbed to a heavy defeat to Manchester City.

3. FODEN SHINES

 

The England international forward was in sensational form in today’s game as he was a thorn in the flesh of United’s defense. He was a constant threat anytime Manchester City pressed forward as he was rewarded with a hat-trick of goals.

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