Manchester United 0-3 Manchester City: One-sided derby demonstrates gulf between clubs
BBC Sport says The sight of Manchester United’s players offering futile thanks to thousands of empty red seats was an image that defined the painful embarrassment they suffered at the hands of Manchester City.
If last season offered genuine hope United were making forward strides under the management of Erik ten Hag, with the Carabao Cup bringing their first trophy since 2017 along with a return to the Champions League, then this campaign is starting to resemble a dismal and rapid retreat.
United and their fans never enjoy defeat by Manchester City, but when it is inflicted with the ease of their rivals’ 3-0 win at Old Trafford, it increases the hurt while bringing the gulf between these two rivals into even sharper relief.
When Phil Foden tapped in City’s third ten minutes from time, Erling Haaland the provider after scoring the first two goals, the rush for the exits demonstrated that United’s fans had seen enough. Those who remained at least had the consolation of probably beating the worst of the traffic.