Manchester City absolutely demolished their arch-rivals Manchester United 6-3 in their recent Premier League fixture at the Etihad stadium. But the Sky Blues’ midfielder Kevin De Bruyne believes that the score wasn’t enough. He feels that the scoreline flatters the Red Devils and the score should have been tipping in the City’s favour in terms of the goal difference.
The defending Premier League Champions stormed the United defence with a barrage of attacks and netted the first goal in the eighth minute thanks to Phil Foden’s clinical finish. This opened the floodgate as the Englishman along with the 2022-23 PL highest goal scorer Erling Haaland completed their hattricks. But late in the second half, Manchester United managed to score three to make the score slightly respectable.
The Belgian midfielder talked about how the score should have been 6-1 as they played incredibly well from kick-off. "We set up quite good," said De Bruyne. "We found the spaces in the first half and played a really good game. I feel like whenever we've played away at United we have played really well, and when we've been at home they've won more than we did. They had found a way to win some games. But here we played better. Unfortunately, at the end, they scored two goals because I think 6-1 was fully deserved."
KDB then addressed his playmaking role in the team with a sensational finisher like Erling Haaland. The Belgian said: "I just try to find the teammates and try to find the spaces they can exploit, and we found each other a couple of times. I know he is going to make a run and if I know one of my teammates is going to make a run I'm going to play them the ball. It is going well for the moment. Hopefully, we can continue that."