United’s Performance City ‘far From Acceptable’ – Says Eriksen
Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen said that Sunday’s 6-3 annihilation by Manchester City was “far from acceptable” and that they had allowed Pep Guardiola’s side to play to their strengths instead of imposing their own game.
United had come into Sunday’s derby on a run of four successive league wins, but hat-tricks from Erling Haaland and Phil Foden earned City a crushing victory.
United’s Antony curled a stunning strike into the net early in the second half, before substitute Anthony Martial added a late consolation double to make the scoreline more respectable.
“Everyone feels it was a very bad day at the office. We started on the wrong foot. They had chances straight from kick-off. We can only blame ourselves. We missed a bit of courage to play out from the back and we let them be at their strength. The main focus from this game will be on ourselves. There are a lot of things we need to change and a lot of things we need to do better. Today was far from acceptable from what we should be doing,” Erisken said.
United next game in the Premier League is against Everton on Sunday.