A glimpse into the inner sanctum of the Manchester City dressing room emerged following their commanding 3-0 victory over Manchester United on a Sunday afternoon.
Pep Guardiola’s contingent, currently occupying the third position in the Premier League standings, showcased their dominance at Old Trafford. Goals from Erling Haaland (2) and Phil Foden ensured a decisive victory for the visitors.
Shortly after the full-time whistle, signaled by referee Paul Tierney, City’s matchday ensemble hurried towards their vocal away supporters to commemorate another resounding conquest over their local rivals.
Champions again ole ole pic.twitter.com/7rOjZqjj7G
— Ryan (@RNewall2) October 29, 2023
Jeremy Doku, a City winger, remarkably shared a video from within the Old Trafford dressing room, capturing the ongoing jubilation. In the Snapchat footage, voices of John Stones, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker, and Bernardo Silva reverberated with the exultant chant, “Champions Again Ole Ole.”
Preceding this, Pep Guardiola engaged in an animated post-match discussion with Erling Haaland, centering on the intricacies of his second goal. It appeared that Guardiola was imparting counsel on refining Haaland’s heading technique, though Roy Keane expressed his disdain for the protracted conversation.
Keane, sharing his views on Sky Sports, opined, “This is all for show; it’s purely for show. I would reserve that discussion for the dressing room; what’s the need for such prolonged discourse? It was a splendid header, but there’s no requirement to engage in a five-minute pitchside discussion. Simply head to the tunnel and savor your victory.”
Keane did not mince words in his critique and also extended his disapproval to Bruno Fernandes, the Manchester United midfielder who encountered difficulties in influencing the game. Keane further suggested that Erik ten Hag should reconsider Fernandes’ captaincy, stating, “Fernandes is not suited for the role of captain. While he is undeniably a talented player, his behavior today, characterized by incessant complaints, moans, and theatrical arm gestures, does not befit a captain.”