Eriksen is far from acceptable to Manchester United's performance

2022-10-03 15:23

Eriksen is far from acceptable to Manchester United's performance

Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen says Sunday's 6-3 win over Manchester City is unacceptable. They allow Pep Guardiola's team to play to their strengths rather than impose their own game.

City's new goal machine Erling Haaland took just three minutes to score two goals in the 34th and 37th minutes before Eriksen Haag's men strategized as City finished 3-3 0 leads. Foden continued to add to the visitors' misery when he scored his second goal, this time as Haaland's pass ended the first half 4-0 . United realised they needed to bounce back quickly and managed to close the gap by beating Manchester City keeper Ederson in the 56th minute through Anthony's long-range shot. However, City were not satisfied enough with Haaland's continued intimidation of a hat-trick in the 64th minute, the third time City's hat-trick this season.


Foden used the same trick to make it 6-1 in the 72nd minute . Despite falling behind, United were not ready to give up when Martial snatched the ball from Fred to block United's second goal. Martial tried to save his team's honours by scoring another extra-time penalty and City were too late to seal the victory 6-3 in the derby after being fouled by Gio Cancelo . The win keeps City second in the league with 20 points and just one point behind leaders Arsenal, while Manchester United are sixth with 12 .

Manchester United players lack courage

Christian Eriksen says Manchester United 'lack courage' after 6-3 thrashing. Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both scored hat-tricks for the hosts on the day.

Erickson said: "It came hard. Everyone thought it was a really bad day in the office. We went the wrong way from the start. They had a chance from the kickoff. We can only blame ourselves.

"We missed the courage to play from the back and we let them play to their strengths. The main focus of this game will be on ourselves.

"There are a lot of things we need to change, a lot of things we need to do better. What we should be doing today is far from acceptable."