“We’re all in the same direction” – Pep Guardiola reveals why Manchester City are better than rivals Manchester United

Erling Haaland shines as Manchester City school United yet again.


“We’re all in the same direction” – Pep Guardiola reveals why Manchester City are better than rivals Manchester United

Man City players celebrating their goal vs United (Via X/BernardoSilva)

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City thoroughly dismantled a clueless Manchester United on Sunday. The Manchester derby featured goals from Erling Haaland and Phil Foden. The Norwegian was his usual self with a brace, while also setting up Foden for City’s third. The game made fans question the direction in which United is going. This marks the 5th loss for United in their last 10 games.

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As if adding insult to injury, Pep Guardiola commented on his team’s current state. As opposed to the complete ‘disarray’ at United, Guardiola revealed why his side is ‘so stable’.

He said:

We are all thinking in the same direction. The CEO, me, the sporting directors, and the Chairman. This is why I think the club is so stable. 

Moreover, Guardiola was seen engaging in a lengthy conversation with Erling Haaland, post-match. In spite of his 3 G/A performance, the Spaniard had hard words of advice for the player. He was correcting him on his header that he missed in the first half.

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Fans pointed at this video as the difference between the clubs. While one tries to constantly improve, the other struggles to bring out constant results.

Erling Haaland shines as Manchester City school United yet again

Manchester City showed the League just why they are defending Champions. The side managed by Pep Guardiola tackled Manchester United in a comprehensive 3-0 display. Moreover, Erling Haaland and Phil Foden combined yet again to the dismay of United fans. The duo shared 4 G/A between themselves on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola and Erling Haaland
Pep Guardiola and Erling Haaland (via X/@ManchesterCity)

Erling Haaland opened the scoring in the 26th minute from the spot. The Norwegian stepped up when Rasmus Højlund fouled Rodri during a free-kick. His shot fooled Andre Onana as he dispatched his shot to the right of the post. He followed up his penalty with a headed goal in the second half. He made up for his saved header in the first half with a spectacular leaping header to beat the United keeper.

City finally put United out of their misery when Foden-Haaland combined. The Norwegian picked up a shot punched away by Onana, before looking up to find a rushing Phil Foden. He slotted the ball into an open net as a helpless Man United defense looked on. The win pushes City up to 3rd with 24 points in 10 games. United are eighth, with 15 points.

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