By Kenneth Sosten Funelasi
It never rains but pours for Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho; the managers of Manchester City and United, respectively, as efforts to beat their former clubs have proved futile.
Guardiola started his campaign at the Etihad Stadium in splendid form, as his side went unbeaten in a good number of games.
But now the honeymoon is over. Barcelona thumped the City four goals to nil in the UEFA Champions’ first leg at the Nou Camp. The host’s talisman, Lionel Messi was on target, grabbing a hat-trick, thus reducing the citizens to mere underdogs in the process.
Four days later, it was Jose Mourinho’s reunion with his former club; Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge. There were high expectations for United’s fans that perhaps the Special One is to prove his critics wrong by grabbing a win at Chelsea, where he was sacked after a poor run of form in 2015.
However, things never materialized. United were thumped four goals to nil. Pedro’s early strike opened the goal galore, and then the summer signing superstar; Ngolo Kante was also on target.
Ironically, the Manchester pair will meet tomorrow to set yet another intriguing derby.