Les Rowlands, who lives at the other side of our estate, is a staunch Manchester City fan. He must therefore be like the cat that got the cream after his team’s 4-1 thrashing over Manchester United in the first derby game of this season.
United have had a dismal start to the season, drawing to Chelsea, losing to Liverpool and now to City. By all accounts, yesterday’s game was just awful if you were a red supporter. The only player willing to do anything was apparently Rooney which is amazing when you consider he was all set to leave the club.
This is not the first time in recent history that City have trounced United. Two years ago they beat them 6-1 at Old Trafford. Apparently though, yesterday’s game was more embarrassing because there were no freak goals this time. United were simply outplayed in every sense.
The only consolation was that Rooney’s goal was his 11th in Manchester derbies making him top scorer in these events.
I think you can take it that harsh words were spoken in the United dressing room.