Pundit claims Man United ‘not in same league’ as Man City

Ray Wilkins was not too impressed by Manchester United's display in the Manchester derby on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Ray Wilkins has accused Manchester United of not being in the “same league” as Manchester City after their derby defeat on Sunday.

The Red Devils were thoroughly out-played by their bitter local rivals as Pep Guardiola’s men secured an impressive 2-1 victory against Jose Mourinho’s men at Old Trafford.

The victory boosted Manchester City’s already strong-looking title chances and left the unbeaten Citizens 11 points clear at the top of the table after just 16 games of the new season.

Manchester United were without the influential Paul Pogba after the midfielder was sent off in the 3-1 win at Arsenal earlier this month.

Former Chelsea coach Wilkins feels that the Red Devils sorely missed Pogba in their midfield and says that Manchester United were simply not at the races on Sunday.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Wilkins said: “They offered absolutely no attacking football at the weekend, but without Paul Pogba, Jose Mourinho’s hand was forced with Pogba’s injury.

“Mourinho must have looked at his red card at Arsenal and thought ‘oh dear, any other game but this one against City’.

“If you can’t get the ball, you can’t play. United were not in the same league.”

Manchester United will aim to get back to winning ways in the top flight when they take on Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils have not won the Premier League title since their famous final triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013.

Manchester United will take on Sevilla in the last 16 of the Champions League after the draw was made on Monday.

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