Kevin De Bruyne, who played some scintillating stuff throughout, opened the scoring in the fourth minute after slack defending from United's back four.
And things didn't get much better for United.
Kevin De Bruyne vs Man Utd: [rank]— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) March 6, 2022
6 shots taken [🥇]
5 chances created [🥇]
4 shots on target [🥇]
3 fouls received [🥇]
2 goals scored [🥇]
2 crosses completed [🥇]
1 assist [🥇]
The Belgian leaves the pitch with 3 derby day goal contributions. 🇧🇪 pic.twitter.com/J0Co2dbwFg
A cool finish from in-form Jadon Sancho levelled the scores to give the Reds a glimmer of hope, but that man De Bruyne put City ahead again before the half-hour mark.
From that moment on, Pep Guardiola's side dominated the Premier League clash for large spells and Riyad Mahrez's brace put the tie to bed.
It was a performance that left much to be desired for many United supporters, including former captain Roy Keane, who delivered one of his most iconic pieces of analysis to date after the 4-1 defeat. You can see that rant below.
🗣 "These guys it's all about how am I looking, am I looking the part? Are my boots nice? Hows my hair looking? Just play the game." 🤬— Football Daily (@footballdaily) March 6, 2022
Roy Keane goes full box-office with an explosive rant about Manchester United pic.twitter.com/lRUBs1nyTB
For all of you that didn't catch Keane's scathing assessment in full, we've got you covered.
“We saw all of United’s shortcomings today, the way United lost the game today they stopped running," he said on Sky Sports.
“No running back, it’s really unacceptable when you play for Man United and I think they threw in the towel.
They’re up against a top side but you have to tackle, you’ve got to run back, it was just a reflection of where the club is, they’re so far behind the other teams.
“We hear about problems with the new manager coming in but your own pride has to kick in at some stage.
“I was getting really frustrated, I can forgive mistakes but you have to put your body on the line.
“Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Maguire, Rashford came on, I could go on, gave up four goals and City didn’t have to be at their best at all. Shame on them.
“Once the third goal went in, the game was over, they threw the towel in, the white flag came up.
“We heard about the Ronaldo stuff before the game, that worries me, the idea that the manager is getting thrown under the bus again, doing interviews before the game and his hip flexor, there’s something going on in the background, there’s no hiding place.
“It’s a derby game, you’ve got to be switched on but De Bruyne’s got a tap in from seven yards inside five minutes.
“United do show moments but not enough of it, Sancho’s goal was a great finish but after that United didn’t do enough.”
He continued: “It’s no good having moments in games, the match is 90 minutes long you’ve got to do it all game long.
“I don't think the manager could’ve done too much differently but by the time the substitutes came on, the fight was over.
“I don’t know who’s running that dressing room. Look at Maguire, he had a poor game, is he having battles with Ronaldo, captaincy and all these things?
“Egos come into it, you leave egos at the front door, these guys are all about how am I looking? Are my boots nice? Is my hair looking good? Play the game!
“You’re at Man United, we’re looking at the fans behind the goal and they know, they’re not daft, this team we’re supporting have given up.
“We’ll hear a load of rubbish over the coming days, we’ve heard it before, there’ll be statements, ‘sorry about that, we’ll try it again next week’, it’s what you do on the pitch that interests me, not all the other garbage.”
"Do they want to be mediocre for the next 10 years, is that what they want?!"— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 6, 2022
The Super Sunday panel have a heated debate over Ralf Rangnick's position and the managerial role at Manchester United 😳 pic.twitter.com/X7JrwYkGcM
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